Cedar chest

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Project by Greg Sherman posted 12-07-2021 06:09 PM 631 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hey there Lumberjocks,
Just wanted to post the latest project. Been doing construction jobs for a while and have no posted in a month or so. This is a refinish of a Cedar chest for a client. Started off pretty rough as you can see in the pictures. Lots of sanding with my Ridgid 6 and my Dewalt 5 working through the progressions to 220. I then applied one coat of BLO which the wood soaked up like a sponge. The grain looked great so applied 3 coats of wipe on Poly and sanded between coats. The locking mechanism front plate as well as the four corned copper trim pieces were removed. Scotch Bright pads removed the old grime. Since the copper trim pieces were now bright copper I wiped them with some oil and then added some heat to the pieces to give a blued/darkened look. Interesting how the furniture designers in the day did not mind if the front legs looked more ornate and the back legs were all about function. Note the piece has four wooden wheels.
Thanks for checking out the Cedar chest.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#1 posted 12-07-2021 07:01 PM

Nicely done. Good looking chest, client should be elated

-- Ron

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#2 posted 12-07-2021 11:33 PM

That’s lovely.

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#3 posted 12-08-2021 12:26 PM

Beautiful. You have some nice design touches. My favorite is what you did with the feet.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 12-08-2021 01:41 PM

Turned out great… really admire your work!

-- "Wine gets better with age. Cheese gets better with age. It's not your fault that you're not wine or cheese."

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#5 posted 12-10-2021 03:40 AM

Great refinish job.

-- Denis, Ontario Canada

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