Carpenter’s Tool Chest

Carpenter’s Tool Chest

My Great Grandfather was a finish carpenter for a company that made huge riverboats.  He specialty was doing the fine trim work in the Captain’s quarters.  He built this tool chest around 1870 and is 36 x 22 x18 and is made out of just six pieces of cherry.  When I got it, I thought it had been painted as it was mostly black and my intention at that time was to just clean it up and repaint it.  When I discovered what was underneath the dirt and the stains, I refinished it to what you now see.  It is a treasured piece of furniture in our living room.

-Kent A Russell
Middletown, Indiana

 

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