Sea Chest with Hidden Drawers

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 07-17-2019 10:35 PM 479 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Sea Chest for a retired USMC Lieutenant Colonel. He requested that it include 2 hidden drawers that are easily accessible. I disguised each drawer front as part of the molding on each end. The drawers are 4 inches deep, 12 inches wide and 16 inches long and lined with velvet. Lifting the lid reveals a removable tray with a shadowbox in the center. Not seen in the photos is a solid cedar lined space for storage under the removable tray. I used my CNC machine to cut the USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor into the top of the lid. The EGA was also laser engraved on each cleat. The front of the Sea Chest is covered with 1/8” glass to provide easy viewing of the memorabilia.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 07-17-2019 11:50 PM

Gorgeous work! I’m getting ready to start working on one myself. Hope it turns out half as good as the one you made!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 07-18-2019 01:17 AM

Great job as usual Tim.

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

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#3 posted 07-18-2019 11:46 AM

great work

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 07-18-2019 12:54 PM

Very well done! I love the attention to detail in the piece.

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#5 posted 07-18-2019 01:10 PM

Awesome job!

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 07-18-2019 08:46 PM

Amazing! I like the hidden drawers. All of it is good.

-- Petey

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#7 posted 07-20-2019 09:22 PM

Beautiful work. Wonderful detail and the hidden drawers make the project even more personal and special. This will surely be a prized family heirloom for generations.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 08-03-2019 04:11 AM

Wow, impressive work again. Great ideas on the chest especially the handles.

Did you do the fancywork on the handles?

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