Chest for Habitat for Humanity

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Project by stevo_wis posted 06-04-2013 03:26 PM 2108 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks,
This chest was built by the Madison Woodworkers Guild members for a 1 year old who recently moved into a new Habitat for Humanity House. The Madison Horizons Rotary Club donated materials, and ten members or so did the labor. The chest used the plans that Michael Peckovich of Fine Woodworking had published a few years back.
The chest is solid cherry, with Maple drawers and is finished with 6 coats of Waterlox oil. Our guild had previously done kitchen cabinets for Habitat and thought that this would be easier. Boy were we wrong!! Hand cut dovetails and lots of drawer fitting took a while. In any case the young man got a nice chest, and I would encourage others to consider working for this very worthwhile cause.

-- Stevo

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 03:52 PM

Well it’s certainly is a beautiful chest. My compliments to all of you.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 04:15 PM

very nice chest. hand cut dovetails ? not me. i am lazy and use a jig and router. even then dovetails are a pain. great work and the way the grain issue matches the 2 drawers exactly is impressive

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 01:13 AM

Kudos to you all. This is a wonderful way to share your woodworking.

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 06:28 AM

Nathan got more than a nice chest, he received a piece of art that will always be in style and is built to last not to mention beautiful and made for a very worthy cause and organization. Great job to you Steveo and your fellow
woodworkers from the Madison guild. Jerryo

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#5 posted 06-05-2013 10:48 AM

great chest & to such a worthy cause. Thanks for sharing with others & us here at LJ’s

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