Walnut and Cherry Chest

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Project by Josh posted 12-18-2009 04:26 PM 6358 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and Cherry Chest, T&G Cedar inside. Finished with linseed oil and arm-r-seal.

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 04:44 PM

Looks great! I like the way the walnut and cherry look together.

-- James -

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 05:22 PM

Nice looking chest.

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 05:24 PM

Very attractive, classic look

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 05:26 PM

Most excellent.

I’ve built 3 hope chest, one similar to this using avoidare and padauk, for my 3 kids. The wife is next.

Did you use the new slow close hinges that are out on the market now?

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 05:32 PM

Rockler “Lid-Stay” Torsion hinges were used, they work nicely.

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 05:44 PM

Nice chest. I also like the comination of walnut and cherry

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#7 posted 12-18-2009 09:21 PM

Very nice walnut and cherry chest! I like how you trimmed out the cedar on the inside with a walnut frame It gives it a well finished look. Well done keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#8 posted 12-18-2009 11:01 PM

Magnificent job you did on that chest. Very classy.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#9 posted 12-19-2009 11:49 PM

Great looking chest. Nice project.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#10 posted 01-31-2010 01:18 PM

love it! the walnut and cherry go very well together.

did you design it yourself or follow any plans? also, what thickness are the cherry panels, and are they solid or ply?

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#11 posted 01-31-2010 04:12 PM

Very nice combo.

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#12 posted 01-31-2010 04:46 PM

The design was copied from a peice done by a vermont furniture maker. a fellow lumbjock helped identify the dimensions based on the photograph. the cherry panels are solid, book matched about 3/8”.

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#13 posted 01-31-2010 10:43 PM

nice. i do like the look of the flat, thin panels. sometimes raised panels get too much attention!

i’m also interested in how you fixed the bottom, since that appears to be a solid piece. Also, i’d like to know how you fixed the cedar paneling too. It looks like there’s a little walnut trim around the top and bottom, but are they glued in, nailed in, floating? and how thick are the cedar panels?

sorry for all the questions… i really like this design too and I think i might do something like it this spring. thanks!

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#14 posted 02-01-2010 05:32 AM

Wow Josh
GREAT job really like the woods super build.


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#15 posted 02-07-2011 08:09 PM

Very nice work, Josh.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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