Chestnut Hope Chest

Pete Michelinie
of Woodstock

The panel is lipped over the frame to prevent moisture from being able to enter the box. The underside of the lid is molded using a shop-made molding plane. The entire chest was made from one 10’x 15″ x 2″ chestnut board taken from a 150 year old barn. The dovetailed case was re-sawn and grain matched all the way around. The brilliant colors are result of natural ammonia fuming from the animals who lived in the barn. The ogee feet are joined with a splined mitre for durability and a long life. The chest can safely hold up to 250 pounds.

The Chestnut Hope Chest is made of American Chestnut. It is finished with boiled linseed oil and a hot paraffin wax application.

Dimensions: 32" W x 16 1/2" T x 15" D

Price: $1,680

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