Cherry Bedside Chest

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Project by oldrivers posted 07-20-2019 11:28 PM 653 views 7 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bed side chest to match Dresser I built for my Granddaughter in an earlier post some time back. The Chest is made from solid Cherry I harvested a few years back for the banks of the Tennessee River lots where I live.
My Granddaughter Hannah chose the design and the color which is Min-wax English Chestnut.
The finish is 1st. a coat of lacquer sander sealer followed by multi coats of clear Satin Lacquer wet sanded with 500 grit sandpaper and a final top coat of clear satin Lacquer again. Thanks for looking.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#1 posted 07-20-2019 11:52 PM

Wow, Beautiful Work!

I am sure that this will be treasured by your granddaughter and will become a family heirloom.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 07-20-2019 11:54 PM

So Beautiful!!!! Really nice.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 07-21-2019 12:34 AM

Wonderful chest! Nice job showing off that gorgeous cherry in a beautiful piece.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 07-21-2019 12:47 AM

Very nice work! I saw your rocker a while back but didn’t realize you were not far from me. Next time I go to Joe Wheeler State Park, I should look you up .

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#5 posted 07-21-2019 02:28 AM

Nice in every detail color came out very nice. Especially like the pull out shelf

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#6 posted 07-21-2019 02:47 AM

Beautiful! Resembles an antique. And i mean that as a compliment

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#7 posted 07-21-2019 03:35 AM

What a blessed granddaughter! That bedroom set is certain to be fought over by her heirs! Everything about it is fabulous—design, material, workmanship.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 07-21-2019 04:42 AM

Impressive design & craftsmanship!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 07-21-2019 07:27 AM

Wow! Beautiful design and exquisite implementation. An heirloom piece that the great great grandkids will be using. Great job!

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#10 posted 07-21-2019 10:15 AM

Bravo ! very beautiful heirloom piece. Looks professionnaly done, will last and be cherish foreever.
Nothing meets something handmade for a granddaughter
Thanks for showing. Keep on making sawdust.

-- andrek

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#11 posted 07-21-2019 11:07 AM


-- Petey

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#12 posted 07-21-2019 11:57 AM

Gorgeous! Will be passed on for generations.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#13 posted 07-21-2019 12:51 PM

Beautiful display of your excellent craftsmanship, a truly fantastic creation.
The design of this is very interesting and unique, did you design or have plans? I like the way it makes the most use of all interior space with the shelf and the top draw with the cove molding front – most interesting.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#14 posted 07-21-2019 01:08 PM

Thank you all for your Gracious comments of which I am humbled as well as thankful LJ’s are wonderful people.
Oldtool ask: The design of this is very interesting and unique, did you design or have plans? No I did not have a plan my Granddaughter showed me a picture of what she wanted I used the measurements I needed for he chest size and built it as I went, of course I had a goal in mind from the start. I often alter my plans as I built to achieve the functionality and eye appeal I want to achieve. I try to work with an open mind to making changes which is sometimes good and sometimes not so good.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#15 posted 07-21-2019 01:29 PM

nothing short of outstanding – just beautiful, Hannah will have an heirloom to pass

-- 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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