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Red oak and scrap wood keepsake chest

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Project by Richard posted 03-08-2014 08:32 PM 6580 views 18 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A scrapwood chest made out of red oak, walnut, strips of Philiphine mahogany and other scraps I had laying about my workshop. I wanted to build a chest which resembled a old steamer trunk. If I had do do over again I would use more contrasting wood, and plane the wood down a little more to keep the weight off the chest.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 08:45 PM

wow that is awesome, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 08:46 PM

Very nice chest, I built one with a curved top, but I really like your flat top design. The kids could get a piece of glass and use it for a coffee table. Thanks for the idea.

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

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#3 posted 03-08-2014 09:04 PM

Very nice. The extra hardware adds a nice touch.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#4 posted 03-08-2014 09:32 PM

Too good for scrap box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 03-08-2014 10:15 PM

Very nice work Richard !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/

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#6 posted 03-08-2014 11:06 PM

Very nice. The contrasting woods look good.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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Roger

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#7 posted 03-08-2014 11:28 PM

This is a really nice chest. What are the dimensions? Thnx in advance.

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

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#8 posted 03-08-2014 11:38 PM

I like it. Nice scraps!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 03-08-2014 11:46 PM

Very classy looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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MisterBill

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#10 posted 03-08-2014 11:50 PM

Roger: You “stole” my question!

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#11 posted 03-08-2014 11:51 PM

Beautiful! great job.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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Richard

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#12 posted 03-09-2014 01:59 AM

The dimentions are 15 inches high 28 inches long and 18 inches deep. Thanks for all the kind comments, I will be donating this to a upcoming silent auction.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#13 posted 03-09-2014 04:47 AM

Beautiful Work!!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#14 posted 03-09-2014 05:06 AM

Great looking chest. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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jinkyjock

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#15 posted 03-09-2014 08:30 AM

Fantastic, just love anything made from ”SCRAP”. Your choice of brass ironmongery is awesome & gives a timeless look.

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