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I made this hope chest for my daughter. It is made from cherry, and I found some figured cherry for the lid. There are ebony buttons on the breadboard ends covering round dowels. This is my first time working with highly figured wood and learned for the first time how bad it can tear-out. The design is from a project that Glen Huey made for Popular Woodworking.
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Great Finishing Touch.
Great job done by you. Keep it up.
Great work at all
Nice hope chest.I like it.
Pleasing wood work done
This is a Beautiful chest and I'm interested in making one for my daughter is this something you did yourself or did you have a plan to guide you
This is a beautiful chest. Thanks for sharing..
I know that Lockwood dyes are supposed to be really good.
If you want to know more about Lockwood dyes, I would suggest that you contact Bob Kloes at Kloes Custom Furniture. His email address is:email@example.com. He has a nice furniture website here: http://bobkloes.com/.
Exquisite chest! I am making one for my granddaughter so learnt about your finishing method is quite timely as I am using curly cherry too.
I'm not familiar with Lockwood dyes, but I've used waterbased aniline, and it has terrible light fastness. It fades with sunlight exposure. If they are anything like transtint dyes you shouldn't have any trouble though. Just thought I'd mention it.
Hey Guys, I've been out of pocket for a while.
I used one coat of Lockwood's Antique Cherry water-based dye, mixed 1 oz/quart. Then I sprayed 3 coats of General Finishes Polyacrylic in Satin finish. I learned that from the professional furniture maker from whom I bought the figured cherry.
Very nice, I would also like to know how you finished it..
Lovely work, you really did use the grain and figure to best effect.
The color makes the piece to me. Great job, did you use an aniline dye stain, transtint, or something else?
I love the finish. What did you use?
That is a beautiful example of a popular form. I like it a lot.
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