18th century miniature chest

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Project by lumberdog posted 06-30-2014 12:44 PM 1535 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a photo of this chest in a magazine and liked it so well i made one for myself, i didn’t copy it exact but close.
I used cherry and dyed it a little darker and used pine for the secondary wood. there are two false drawer fronts and a hinged lid, the drawer has hand cut half blind dovetails, the design on front is painted. The original had a single bead on the trim but i used two beads, i thought it looked better. It measures 181/2” high x 20” wide x 12” deep. This was a fun project to do and thanks for looking.

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 06:57 PM

cool – I’ve never seen that style of cabinet before
the painting gives it a folk art element that is charming
well done

-- Greg Simon

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