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I started this as a christmas present for my daughter in Oct 2009. I was able to get the lumber milled and the legs cut before winter kept me out of my shop. I got back in in Spring and worked off and on for a couple of months when I had a ATV accident which kept me out of the shop until the following summer. I finally finished it November last year and it sat in my bedroom until Aug of this year when I could finally deliver it. She was aware of the entire build and the setbacks and bless her heart she was so patient. But she loves it and I am really happy with it.

It is made of cherry lumber that was cut and milled here in Ky about 15 years ago. The panels were some offcuts from my cousins antique wood recycling shop that he donated to me. I milled them and love the dark red color.

The interior is lined with cedar.

Hope you guys like it.

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Very nice build.
 

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The finish was BLO thinned with MS and then several coats of wipe on poly. However all the finish was done before assembly as I didn't want it to pool in the corners.
 

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Very nice looking chest. I believe it will serve her many many years to come & become family's heirloom.
 

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Great piece of furniture.Making projects for the family is always enjoyable & rewarding.
 

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Looks like the NYWS plan…. but with some modifications.

I'm building the same out of Red Oak for my daughter….

It was supposed to be a 13th BD present, but when she decided she wanted to work on it with me as a father daughter project, the projects stalled. Her schedule is even worse than mine.

Your's looks very nice and I think I'll follow your leed and pre-finish b4 final assembly.
 

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Good work! It's the Same plan I used, but I had to make 7 of them!

I just joined the site to ask a question, and saw the chest-good work! I made 7 of them for my grandkids last Christmas- actually started in July.lol Same design from Norm Abrams' book.
- I just used pine from Lowes, since it was my first try. I love the cherry!
 

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Beautiful project!
 
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