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A Poplar Cedar Chest

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Project by thephantomcarpenter posted 07-21-2019 07:06 AM 379 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Designed & built this as a blanket or quilt storage chest for one of my wife’s customers using Sketch Up.
The lady said that she wanted a cedar chest but only wanted cedar in the bottom of the chest. As a result the frames are made of Poplar, the panels are made of 1/4” Poplar plywood and the bottom of Aromatic Cedar. The stain is a hand mix after the quart of Cherry that I had originally intended to stain it with slipped out of my hand and landed upside down on the ground. I was able to save about half of the quart and mixed it with some Red Mahogany, some Red Oak and I believe a little Red Chestnut. Its finished in a satin lacquer and has 3” wheels mounted underneath.

-- ThePhantomCarpenter, Tx





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#1 posted 07-21-2019 11:08 AM

Real nice!

-- Petey

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#2 posted 07-21-2019 12:12 PM

Looks great!

-- Clark

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#3 posted 07-22-2019 01:05 AM

I really like this. I like the simplicity and it looks like a quality build. Nice piece. Thanks for posting.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#4 posted 07-27-2019 05:40 AM

Elegant.

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#5 posted 07-30-2019 06:30 AM

How small is this little figurine! It seems like there’s just so many details to it and not enough of it to go around. But then again, considering how vintage looking it is, that small little miss probably goes for a pretty price as it is! Enlighten us if you would please!

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#6 posted 07-30-2019 03:42 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful comments!!
I do appreciate your views as well as having the courtesy afforded me by Lumber Jocks to share & receive the view points of fellow makers of saw dust.
I enjoyed the build and was very satisfied with the end result considering the simple design aspect and traditional frame and flat panel joinery
To answer the post by RituGupta “How small is this little figurine!”
The chest was made to fit the dimensions taken from the end of one of the beds in the house and wound up being
4’W x 2’H x 2’D

-- ThePhantomCarpenter, Tx

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