Cedar Chest

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Project by Tom Stanley posted 09-11-2014 03:26 AM 2273 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt on a real piece of furniture. I made this cedar Chest for my daughter who is getting married in Dec. I still need to put the feet on it. Does any one know what a chest like this would sell for?

-- Relationship Tip for men: When a woman says, "Correct me if I'm wrong but...."Don't do it!! It's a trap!! DO NOT, I repeat, do not correct that woman!!!

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#1 posted 09-11-2014 03:59 AM

Pretty cool. I really like that and I’d be pretty proud of it. I assume that what a piece like that is worth would vary quite a bit from one side of the country to another.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#2 posted 09-11-2014 04:34 AM

That is really cool. Great job and welcome to LJs

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 09-11-2014 04:39 AM

Now that is really nice…A big welcome to LJ With work like this, we will be watching to see what you come up with next. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 09-11-2014 12:09 PM

Okay LJ’s I live next to this guy so I might be a little biased. NO I AM NOT Tom invited me over for a few minutes after work yesterday to see this Chest. I have had the pleasure to watch it come together as he has been working on it.

I say from first hand he did a great job!!! He had many first’s on this piece and did awesome!

Thanks to all those who welcome Tom into the LJ community either by type or by a friendly nod. He is a great guy and has many skills to share and show. He also loves to learn like the rest of us.

Great job Tom and keep posting!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#5 posted 09-11-2014 12:39 PM

Tom, this is one beautiful chest! I love the way you made the frame, using curves. Very original! Welcome to lumberjocks and I too can’t wait to see future projects.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 09-11-2014 02:25 PM

Welcome to LJs -

There is a lot of information in here but judging on your work, you are well on your way. You will find a lot on hand tools and power tools.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#7 posted 09-11-2014 02:36 PM

Tom, this is a real nice piece. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 09-11-2014 04:02 PM

Great work, Tom. Love the design & execution. Will be a terrific wedding gift.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#9 posted 09-11-2014 09:24 PM

Tom, that chest is absolutely stunning, your daughter is one lucky young lady. I especially like the curves in the frame work, very nice.

and welcome to LJ’s

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 09-11-2014 11:16 PM

Nice design.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#11 posted 09-12-2014 02:28 AM

Very nice design and a great display of craftsmanship. Welcome to LJ…

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#12 posted 09-12-2014 08:40 AM

From the looks of it I would suggest $600 to $800, but talk to Monte he makes and sells these so he will be able to give you advice from a practical point of view, and current sales experience.

In closing you should be able to estimate a base price simply from the cost of materials time taken to construct.

Then the crunch comes from how much your daughter wants to pay you.

If it was me I would accept nothing less than a hug, kiss and a thank you.

Its an impressive chest and it attracted my attention from its presentation alone.

-- Regards Rob

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Tom Stanley

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#13 posted 09-12-2014 11:32 AM

Thank you all for your comments. I am accually just finishing up a second chest this week, I do intend to give my daughter the one and I will sell the second one to pay for both. Thanks again for all the positive feedback.

-- Relationship Tip for men: When a woman says, "Correct me if I'm wrong but...."Don't do it!! It's a trap!! DO NOT, I repeat, do not correct that woman!!!

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#14 posted 09-13-2014 12:08 AM

beautiful chest.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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