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Project by Amateur_Dave posted 06-24-2017 02:09 PM 1247 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Never built anything in the lines of furniture before. Decided to jump right in and build my daughter an oversized Hope Chest for her and my 1st grandchild.
Built from wormy chestnut and pine. Cedar lined.
48” x 24” x 24” and heavy….my gosh is it heavy. Little bigger than I imagined in my mind….but turned out great I’m told by all that has seen it. Lot of time and sweat. Love will make you do things you never thought you could do before.

-- Dave, West Virginia





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rodneywt1180b

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#1 posted 06-24-2017 06:07 PM

Nice job! You would never know it’s your first one.
Rodney

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA www.etsy.com/shop/ASturdyStick

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Hazem

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#2 posted 06-24-2017 11:20 PM

Really nice brother.

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jeffswildwood

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#3 posted 06-25-2017 12:36 AM

Super job. Love that wormy chestnut!!

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

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Amateur_Dave

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#4 posted 06-25-2017 12:40 AM

Thanks guys. Appreciate the confidence builder….no pun intended.

-- Dave, West Virginia

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 06-25-2017 12:48 AM

Welcome to LJs Dave
That’s one cool hope chest, especially for a 1st-time build.

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Amateur_Dave

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#6 posted 06-25-2017 12:49 AM

Thanks guys. Appreciate the confidence builder….no pun intended.

-- Dave, West Virginia

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BenDupre

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#7 posted 06-25-2017 01:06 AM

Hope you had fun! Looks great. Keep it up!

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 06-25-2017 02:52 AM

Dave, nice work. Welcome to Lumberland. I like the ideas you have used here and the build…I’ll bet it is heavy. I hope you like being a grandpa as much as I do. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Amateur_Dave

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#9 posted 06-25-2017 02:59 AM

Thank you. It is quite heavy….and bigger than I had imagined in my mind. I was going totally blind and no plans on paper. My mistake…but still pleased with the end result. I’m sure it will last a long while.

-- Dave, West Virginia

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 06-25-2017 12:40 PM

Nice work, Dave. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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recycle1943

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#11 posted 06-25-2017 02:02 PM

The simplistic appearance belies the love, labor and ‘Hope’ included in it’s birth

great job

-- 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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Monte Pittman

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#12 posted 06-25-2017 04:05 PM

Good job

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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oldnovice

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#13 posted 06-28-2017 03:59 AM

You mentioned “it’s heavy”, that’s the same feeling I had on my daughters hope chest.
For a first project it turned out “top shelf”!
Keep up the good work!

Oh yes, welcome to the lair of the woodaholics!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 07-02-2017 12:43 AM

Nice job Dave and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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