Cedar and Brazilian Cherry small hope chest

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Project by shawnn posted 11-08-2018 02:10 PM 1247 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project post! Thank you Rich for encouraging me to finally post one!I built this about four years ago. The leather banding & tray straps are pig skin. The panels and tray bottom are Brazilian Cherry that my dad had in his garage for about forty years so it already looked old and weathered. For that matter, so is the cedar.

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#1 posted 11-08-2018 02:12 PM

A couple more pics I couldn’t include in the OP.

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#2 posted 11-08-2018 02:29 PM

Very nice

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#3 posted 11-08-2018 02:39 PM


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 11-08-2018 03:05 PM

that is sweet,love it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 11-08-2018 08:00 PM


-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#6 posted 11-08-2018 08:25 PM

Beautifully done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 11-09-2018 09:53 AM

Nice Job !!!

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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#8 posted 11-09-2018 12:10 PM

That is a cool project!

-- Petey

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#9 posted 11-09-2018 04:14 PM


-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#10 posted 11-11-2018 12:45 AM

I keep coming back to your project – It is really nice. I love the application of the leather on the edges.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#11 posted 11-11-2018 05:34 AM

I keep coming back to your project – It is really nice. I love the application of the leather on the edges.

- Bluenote38

Thank you. If anyone decides to do edge banding like this I found that using adhesive to hem the material before applying it provided nice, finished edges and a seam/fold that helped align it on the edge of the wood. The hems were captured by the dome head nails so they would never come loose. It meant using more material but it was the only way to make it look right IMO. The same principle applies to using the rivets on the tray handles.

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