Claro Walnut hope chest


This is one of three chests built from a log I had milled up. This one has a book matched lid and matching raised panels. The secondary wood is aromatic cedar. The finish is four coats of tung oil and wax.

It looks great!
Dovetail joint on the stile and rail?
That book matched lid is something else.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Thanks, I liked the lid on this one best. Arched raised panels and dovetails just sounded like a good idea until it came around to assembly time.Won’t do that again. lol

Very nice construction. The arched panels look great.

Losing fingers since 1969

Very nice chest a wonderful build.

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