Kentucky Coffee Tree Wine Chest

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Project by Richard posted 08-13-2012 02:10 AM 5226 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wine chest made from a Kentucky Coffee Tree that was growing in one of our parks and had to be removed. The tree was pretty much rotted on the inside and had a old honey bee nest inside the cavity. The foresty people hacked it up into small firewood pieces, but a friend of mine with a sawmill was able to salvage some boards. I decide to make a wine chest out of it and donate it to a silent auction. Size: 22” x 13” x 12”

Never used Kentucky Coffee Tree before but I really liked it, however the sawdust tended to make me sneeze a bit.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#1 posted 08-13-2012 08:15 AM

Really Great Work. I am very impressed with the rounded top and dovetails. I am in the process of making another Hope Chest with the same type top.

-- There was only one perfect carpenter... It wasn't me!

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#2 posted 08-13-2012 12:15 PM

Very nice wine holder, and chest. A very nice donation.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 08-13-2012 04:49 PM

Nice chest. Where’s the wine bottles or dog? :-) How have your projects fred in the silent auctions?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 08-13-2012 05:10 PM

This silent auction is for the Basque Wine Festival. My projects bring in anywhere from 200 to 400 dollar range,
I usually include a letter of authenticity and a short story where the wood came from. Also I try to include random pictures of the assembly.

Also attached to the bottom of the letter of is a couple of the trees seeds. (if the project is oak, I attache acorns) I then explain how the chest is made out of reclaimed wood and the seeds are for the next generation of wood projects.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#5 posted 08-13-2012 05:18 PM


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 08-15-2012 10:50 AM

First project I have seen with the use of coffee tree wood. Impressed with the color and grain pattern. Very nice

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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