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I had a friend who discovered some 30 yr. old cherry in his Dad's shop as he was cleaning the shop after his Dad passed away. Since he wasn't interested in the lumber he offered it to me. There was enough to do several furniture pieces, and I made this for his Mom, in lieu of paying him for the material.

The photos are a little dark. The cherry had darkened deeply over the years of storage, and had some beautiful figure in it.

The piece is finished with Maloof's oil finish.

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It would be cool to see better photos of this project. If you wanted to email the best photo you have, I can see if I can clean it up and lighten it with my photo software. I have taken some of my bad photos and made them presentable.

I like your project, this Cherry Chest will be treasured for many generations. I restored an old Mahogany Chest for a woman recently, and added her mother's Monogram initials in a carved mahogany panel on the front. The woman cried when I delivered it, insuring that it would be well cared for. This type of project is the kind that people become emotionally attached to, making them cherished family heirlooms. Great Work.

thanks,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com
 

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Thats a beautiful blanket chest. Nice figure in the cherry.
 

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what a beautiful gift you gave the family.
Isn't this beautiful wood and a gorgeous "box".
You must be very proud.
 

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looks great! cherry is truely a beautiful wood! it will be in the family for years!
 

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Looking through the "old posts". Beautiful chest. Wonderful grain and great find.
 

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Nice chest - and nice digging John…

I wonder how many LJs there were 637 days ago?
 

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BEAUTIFULLY FIGURED CHERRY
 

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Super great!!!!
 

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Great project!
I like your workshop also.
 
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