Cedar Chest

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Project by ADHDan posted 10-18-2012 02:26 PM 2199 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started with barely S2S cedar from the Home Depot cull bin. Turned it into a cedar chest. It’s not perfect; there are flaws that drive me crazy, but I don’t think anyone but a woodworker would notice them. But all said and done, I think it’s a nice piece for about $20 in wood, $10 in hardware, and a little more than a weekend’s worth of work.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#1 posted 10-18-2012 02:38 PM

Nice piece. It will last many years.

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#2 posted 10-18-2012 03:31 PM

Nice job. Good looking chest.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-18-2012 04:38 PM

I agree, nice work and good price.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-18-2012 05:59 PM

Very nice.
Cheap and beautiful…...just how I like my women.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 10-18-2012 11:43 PM

Can’t beat the price! I think the knots give a nice rustic look to it. Thanks for sharing!

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#6 posted 10-19-2012 12:08 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 10-29-2012 07:20 AM

I just made one from cedar fencing. It’s a bit thin after planing and joining which makes glue-ups tricky, but I used a floating panel design so I only had to glue-up the top.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#8 posted 10-29-2012 04:12 PM

That’s a lovely chest. I really wanted to make mine frame and panel, but a time crunch forced me to dumb it down with pocket screwed butt joints.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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