Wedding Hope Chest

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Project by Kohawk posted 01-07-2020 02:15 AM 707 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About a year ago on a previous post, I showed a wedding hope chest I made for my son and his new wife for their wedding in 2018. I had another son get married in 2019 so I made another hope chest (different design) from plans that I found online. It’s made from walnut and maple. The frame (walnut) is put together with lap joints and tongue and groove joints. To hold the raised panels in place I made miniature quarter round (3/8×3/8). Attached that with a 20 gauge nailer. Much like the previous hope chest I made, the CNC engraving on the top really puts this project over the top and personalizes it. My wife works in a school district, so the graphic arts department and industrial tech department were awesome in helping us out. Finished the project with about 5 coats of wipe on poly. Was happy the way it turned out, but more importantly my daughter-in-law really likes it.

-- Larry, Iowa

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#1 posted 01-07-2020 03:00 AM

Beautiful work and such a personal gift… instant heirloom.
I’m sure your son and D.I.L. will cherish this and their children will someday too.
Congrats on a great piece and gift.

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#2 posted 01-07-2020 12:14 PM

Yes very nice gift and beautiful chest.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 01-07-2020 12:34 PM

Great looking chest with the contrasting wood.

-- Tom

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#4 posted 01-07-2020 01:26 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 01-07-2020 08:52 PM

Such a beautiful chest. I bet they love it and it gets passed down for generations!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 01-08-2020 03:28 AM

That’s really fantastic.

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