Pirate's Chest

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Project by chuk posted 01-01-2022 03:15 AM 686 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this as a keepsake chest for my wife. It’s all red oak. I steamed the top to bend the planks. The color contrast is just staining. The only thing not solid oak is oak veneer plywood for the bottom. I’m not sure I would make it the same way again, but it was fun, and I learned a bit about historic steamer chest construction.

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#1 posted 01-01-2022 03:31 AM

That’s very nice. It looks authentic.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#2 posted 01-01-2022 04:24 AM

That s very nice. It looks authentic.

- Ocelot

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#3 posted 01-01-2022 01:39 PM

Nice detail.


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#4 posted 01-01-2022 03:19 PM

pretty nice detail – steam bent top ? wow, you done good Chuk !

-- 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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#5 posted 01-01-2022 06:18 PM

Nice job

-- Vince

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#6 posted 01-01-2022 07:46 PM

That looks great. I like the striped pattern on the panels.

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#7 posted 01-01-2022 10:42 PM

That sure looks like the real McCoy. Outstanding job there.

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#8 posted 01-02-2022 12:57 AM

Very nice build! You did an amazing job with the stream bending. Great job!

-- AJ

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#9 posted 01-02-2022 03:09 AM

Fantastic! Beautiful build…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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