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Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

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John,

What a beautiful piece. I love the design of the bracket feet. The trim is outstanding as well. Very balanced. I wish I had a stack of cherry to cull through like that! I have one question. Why did you decide to glue the panels up vertically instead of horizontally? I like the design. I am just curious about the panels. Was it a cosmetic choice? Wonderful piece, sir. Fantastic!

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Adam the reason they are vertical is that was what my customer wanted. I didn't miter the corners of the panels, they are set in a rabbit. I thought it would let it move better and you can tell on the end the difference in the little bit of edge against the flat panel of the board. The feet are mitered and biscuit joined.

Thanks for you wonderful comments.

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John, it turned out absolutely wonderful. I believe the customer gave you creative latitude did they not? And you inserted some in there! And look how it turned out! The finish is so even it is almost paint like, that cherry must be very evenly matched and the grain very clean. It is an outstanding piece of American craftsmanship John, I am completely happy for you on this one.

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Thanks John. I spent a good deal of time picking boards for this chest. I am not sure how many Andrew and I moved but we looked at a lot of boards. I took a good bit of time lining up boards to match grain.

I used a dye called from W.D. Lockwood, www.wdlockwood.com

It is a water based dye and sprays great. The one I used was Cherry Natural Antique. One oz. makes two pints.

Thanks John.

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