Cherry Hope Chest

Cherry Hope Chest

This is a cherry hope chest with an interior keepsake box with a hidden compartment inside the keepsake box.

The dovetails are asymmetrical so the grain wraps around the chest from left to right, and the keepsake box has wooden hinges made using box joints. The hidden compartment is concealed using half blind dovetail joints.

The box was split in half and glued back together with the drawer left loose so it can be pulled out. The miniature one on top is one I made for my granddaughter, the large one I made for my son’s wife for their wedding present. She also got a miniature one.

– Dave Germain

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