Matched Pair of Quarter Sized Cherry Quilt Chests

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Project by David posted 07-01-2007 09:27 PM 3931 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally complete and delivered to the Clearwater Gallery. These two quilt chests are a quarter the size of the early Captian’s Sea chest that provided the original inspiration. They are pegged mortise and tenon frame and panel construction. Steamed cherry solids and cherry veneer plywood panels with aromatic red cedar planking on the bottom. Finish is hand rubbed oil and wax. Thanks to all those that followed my cherry chest blog and provided advice and encouragement.

Udate to answer a question. These are being sold as is and not painted.


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#1 posted 07-01-2007 09:46 PM

They came out beautifuly. Are these going to be painted or sold the way they are?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-01-2007 10:33 PM

Very nice.


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#3 posted 07-01-2007 10:58 PM

Oh, for those of you might think I am crazy for asking the painted question….. This is what I mean.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 07-01-2007 11:51 PM

great looking chests David. excellent photos to go along with the great woodwork.

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#5 posted 07-02-2007 12:27 AM

Great looking chests David. Your veneering is coming along great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 07-02-2007 12:54 AM

They turned out beautifuly…what is it with you guys who live in Oregon…

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#7 posted 07-02-2007 03:47 AM

David, thanks for showing this wonderful project, I’ve enjoyed every step of the journey.

The chests are beautiful, the warmth of the Cherry and your meticulous attention to detail has resulted in two exceptional pieces.

[Sorry, can’t give you my ”I just love small wooden boxes” comment because these are too big for the small box category. LOL]

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#8 posted 07-02-2007 05:23 AM

I love your work David. These came out beautiful.

I don’t know if I mentioned it before but I may have been to the Clearwater Gallery a number of years ago. I know we hit most of the galleries in Sisters. My niece was married on the Mackenzie River (the place with the teepees) and the next day we drove a roundabout route (up over the lava fields) to get back to Portland. We just happened upon Sisters and my wife loved the town so we spent a good part of the afternoon exploring. Beautiful area.

-- Bob

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#9 posted 07-02-2007 05:26 AM

All of this Oregon talk is making me home sick. I grew up on the Mackenzie river.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 07-02-2007 09:59 AM


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 07-02-2007 01:31 PM

These are wonderful. They should bring a pretty penny! Beautiful chest!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#12 posted 07-02-2007 02:48 PM

Hi David,

Fine workmenship and a great addition to the Gallery. Your commitment has paid off.

Have a great day,


-- Bob Lance, DE

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#13 posted 07-02-2007 03:27 PM

Beautiful work as always, David! Your precision in design, layout and building has been wonderful to see. And the way you extensively document with description and photo, is very educational. You are blessed with family members that obviously support your hobby. That in itself is wonderful to see. Just great projects! Thanks for sharing them and their construction.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#14 posted 07-12-2007 03:03 AM

Thanks guys for all the support and encouragement! I appreciate you all hanging in there on a rather long winded blog series – its just to much fun sharing all this stuff! LOL


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#15 posted 07-15-2007 07:23 PM

I just love these. Your work is really crisp as always.

The cherry and black walnut plugs are a favorite of mine.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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