pair of walnut and maple chests

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Project by bent posted 09-13-2010 02:10 AM 1784 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i built these 2 chests for a craft fair that i’ve got coming up in a month. i think they’ll do well based on the intial reactions of friends that have seen them sitting in my shop during the build. i have the potential to make some money on them. all the rails and stiles came out of my scrap bin, and i picked up the maple panels and walnut in the tops for next to nothing at an estate sale. (quick wood gloat:)i picked up half a truck load of cherry, ambrosia maple, walnut and ash that day for about $50. the down side is that burned up considerably more labor than i had originally figured. i’m sure i’m the only one to ever have that problem :)

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#1 posted 09-13-2010 02:12 AM

Great looking chests, I love maple and walnut together, I know some people don’t but I do. Nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 09-13-2010 02:23 AM

great woods together. you did good sir.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 09-13-2010 10:51 AM

Beautiful contrasts with the wood. The grain is lovely also.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 09-14-2010 05:18 PM

Very nicely done. I would like to see a closeup photo of the interior. Good luck at the craft show.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#5 posted 09-16-2010 02:44 AM

i’m with cisco for the close up…i’ll check back in a few hours

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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