Treasure Chest

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Project by Firewood posted 12-08-2013 08:15 PM 4006 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son and daughter-in-law asked me to build this for their beach-themed wedding reception – just a few weeks before the party! It is made of red oak with walnut straps. The top was laminated in a vacuum press. I was in the middle of building this when our 5 year old grandson came to visit for the week all decked out in his pirate outfit. Needless to say, I will be building more of these in the very near future.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 08:21 PM

Very nice!

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#2 posted 12-08-2013 08:48 PM

That’s slick! I’ve been procrastinating building my niece and nephews a toy box. I might be able to manage something like this (sans the bent top. I’d have to cut slats with an angle, clue ‘em up, then sand it round.)

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#3 posted 12-08-2013 08:56 PM

Thanks. I started going down the path of angled slats until my neighbor offered to help with his vacuum press. That made the project much easier to accomplish.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 12-08-2013 09:51 PM

Great chest.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#5 posted 12-08-2013 10:04 PM

Great build, very nice trunk.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 12-08-2013 10:13 PM

great looking chest.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 12-09-2013 04:47 AM

Very nice! I’ll have the same problem. If I build one, it’ll turn into several.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#8 posted 12-09-2013 04:55 AM

Thanks. I am WAY past due on getting them done for the grandkids, but too many other projects get in the way.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#9 posted 12-09-2013 06:01 AM

Looks great, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 12-09-2013 10:32 AM

Fantastic chest, Mike! You did a wonderful job on it!!!

I’m planning to do a reduced version – about 1/4 that size – hopefully early next year. I love doing laminations in my vacuum press and this fits right in!

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#11 posted 12-09-2013 03:55 PM

That is a Great looking chest Mike , But don’t let the Grandkids hear that some other project is takeing Priority over thier’s , that would put you in the “Bad GrandPa” category. :) No not really.

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#12 posted 12-09-2013 04:01 PM

That’s a fine looking chest and you did a nice job on it. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 12-10-2013 08:33 PM

Thanks everyone for their kind words and compliments as well as the warm welcome to the site. I already know I will be able to learn a lot from all the experienced and talented folks here.


-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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