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Project by Thumper posted 01-12-2013 11:45 AM 3643 views 17 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had so much fun with the tigerwood chest that I thought it would be a challenge to make another one in spalted maple. I wasn’t wrong, making raised panels, rails, and stiles out of this wood was pretty intense. However, I do think it turned out Ok.

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 12:13 PM

This is awesome. Excellent work Thumper.

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 12:14 PM

That’s a great looking box. I like the vertical drawer element on the face – breaks it up and makes the piece more unique. It is something that is definitely not available at the usual furniture stores. A fine understated home for pretty jewelry that will no doubt pull two looks from anyone who sees it. Very well done. – Abe

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#3 posted 01-12-2013 01:46 PM

Love the wood, REALLY love the piece

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-12-2013 01:49 PM

”However, I do think it turned out Ok”

ok? OK??? I think it rurned out beautifully !

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 02:04 PM


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#6 posted 01-12-2013 02:17 PM

However, I do think it turned out Ok”
I think this is the understatement of the month. Words can not describe the beauty of the project especially the spalted maple, I love it!
Did you have a plan and would it be available?

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 02:20 PM

I sort of had a plan, but most of it was done on the fly.

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 02:54 PM

Great chest, very nicely done. I love spalted maple, you did a great job of making the patterns of the wood flow.

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#9 posted 01-12-2013 03:06 PM

looks really nice

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#10 posted 01-12-2013 03:08 PM

Gorgeous, I love the look of it.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#11 posted 01-12-2013 03:29 PM

Very excellent piece. What size is it? I notice you have metal drawer slides and they are usually not small.

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#12 posted 01-12-2013 03:59 PM

approximately 24” W x 24” H x 12” D

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#13 posted 01-12-2013 04:50 PM

This turned out very well.


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#14 posted 01-12-2013 07:57 PM

This is tee-totally, way kool Thumper. I like the way you did the drawer inserts to make them adjustable, gr8 idea.

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#15 posted 01-12-2013 07:59 PM

excellent !

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