Pine Chest

With so many readers saying one of their favorite parts about woodworking is giving their projects away to loved ones and strangers alike, it’s no surprise that this project ended up as a wedding gift (and with little time to spare).

Here are some pictures of a pine chest I made for my daughters wedding in October. As you can see it is lined with cedar on the inside and has oak slats on the outside. The brass hardware is solid cast brass and the hinges, handles and hasp are all hand forged (by various artisans around the country). Sorry for the background in these pictures, but as you might imagine, I was working on it up until three days before the wedding, and then it was loaded into the back of my pickup for an 800 mile ride.

– Steve Pedersen; El Cerrito, California

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pine chest front

pine chest corner

pine chest top back

pine chest open

Cedar Chest & Clock

The veneered lid on this reader-submitted project takes a classic design to the next level.

A few pictures of a cedar chest I make for my wife. I used oak for the body, olive wood veneer on the top, and unfinished cedar for a liner. Overall it turned out well, I had been promising this to my wife for the last four years and finally got around to putting it together. I have also included a picture of a clock case I made for a chronometer I purchased a few years ago at an antique show.

Kenneth Ragsdale

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Cedar Chest 1

Cedar Chest 2

Cedar Chest 3