Hope Chest

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Project by FreddieFritz posted 02-04-2018 11:15 PM 5795 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hope Chest for my daughter. Black Walnut and Hickory with Aromatic Cedar interior. Sealed with Watco natural Danish oil. Thank you to Randy Moseley for inspiration on this piece.

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#1 posted 02-05-2018 01:59 AM

Really eye catching combination of the walnut and hickory.

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#2 posted 02-05-2018 02:21 AM

Great looking chest; was that your own design or did you use a plan from somewhere?

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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#3 posted 02-05-2018 07:06 AM

Leggs design and curves are so nice. I like the grain of those boards.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 02-05-2018 07:27 PM

Gorgeous. You’ve hit the nail on the head with the wood choice… Well, perhaps I’m biased; those are my favorite woods ;-) Great execution.

-- Pete

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#5 posted 02-05-2018 07:58 PM

This hope chest is very attractive and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-05-2018 08:57 PM

Very nice piece, family heirloom.

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 02-05-2018 11:49 PM

Nicely done – beautiful. I would love to build one – may I ask what the dimensions are?

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#8 posted 02-06-2018 09:15 PM

That is a very awesome wood selection, the legs are by far the eye grabbing feature, after the wood selection.
dang thats bootiful

-- Living the dream

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#9 posted 02-10-2018 05:08 PM

Just perfect my friend… Perfect.

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#10 posted 02-12-2018 07:21 PM

You are welcome! You did an awesome job on this. I love the wood contrasts. Great work!

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#11 posted 07-12-2018 06:01 PM

Great piece! Can you tell me where you got the hinges/lid supports, or what the technical/brand name of them are? Perhaps a link :-) Been searching for a pair after I designed a piece inspired by yours.

-- Custodian of entropy

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#12 posted 07-20-2018 03:27 AM

Thank you everyone! Dimensions are 39” wide x 19” deep and 19” high. Hinges are the Hafele Lid Stay. ART # 643.01.524. For this chest I modified the extender arms for a longer hinge.

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