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arched top hope chest

comments (8) January 24th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

kmack kmack, member
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 - CLICK TO ENLARGE Photo: Lance Patterson

Quartersawn cherry frame with quilted maple and tiger maple veneered panels,and walnut beading and pegs. The top of this hope chest is a bent lamination panel set into a frame and panel. The curved rails of the tops frame were created from solid 16/4 cherry, cut with a router mounted into a radius trammel.The bottom and sliding tray are made of aromatic cedar. The finish is an oil poly mix, and wax.

Design or Plan used: My own design - kevin mack

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cherry, veneer, frame and panel, asian inspired, chest, bent lamination

Comments (8)

Ed_N Ed_N writes: Beautiful. Do you have the plans available for sale? And what are the dimensions?
Posted: 2:13 pm on December 28th

kmack kmack writes: Thanks for the comments. This project was my case piece requirement at the North Bennet St. School. It took about 4-5 weeks of 50+ hours per. Much of the time was spent taiming the quilted and tiger maple veneer. All the panels were pre finished prior to assembly.As with all the projects at school this had to be drawn in full scale, templates and bending jigs built and many operations were practiced in poplar before doing the actual peice.Now having all the templates and jigs, a copy of the same peice could be done in about 2-3 wks.
Posted: 7:13 pm on February 22nd

PaulJeffrey PaulJeffrey writes: This is a beautiful piece. I love the species combination. How long did it take to make it?
Posted: 11:37 am on February 22nd

JCP_SR JCP_SR writes: absolutely love this chest and combination of contrasting wood. I think the panels just set this piece off just right!
Posted: 7:49 pm on February 20th

mudmanjp mudmanjp writes: Wow Stunning! I was planning on making a Wine rack form Cherry and Oak. Planed for sometime, but you have changed my mind. I hope to come up with A combination of maple and cherry as you have, beautiful!
Posted: 1:13 am on February 19th

DennisZongker DennisZongker writes: Hi kmack, I really love this design. Excellent craftsmanship. You did a great job on this. Thanks for sharing your hope chest.
Posted: 4:11 pm on February 2nd

kmack kmack writes: The panel in the top is a bent lamination. 3 layers of 1/8"birch ply all layed up in the same direction. Then an underlayment veneer layed up cross grain ,finished with the face veneer. Each step was done in a vaccum bag over a mold.
Posted: 10:40 am on January 31st

chisel1 chisel1 writes: Just love the chest. Some day I want to make a steamer top trunk for my wife. How did you do the bending?
Posted: 1:39 pm on January 25th

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