Walnut Hope Chest

Walnut Hope Chest

I made this walnut and cherry hope chest a few years back.   I used this plan from Wood Magazine.

Ironically, at the time, I was only just getting interested in woodworking and had just signed up for that magazine, when I got an email telling me I had won their monthly sweepstake and they were going to send me all the wood necessary to build that project. Then a couple of weeks later a shipment of walnut and cherry arrived as promised.

This was the first time that I used decent hardwood and I have to say, I really loved how the walnut cut on the table saw. So smooth.

I assembled it according to the plans and it came out looking great before I even finished it.

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To finish it I used a few coats of wipe on poly.

Here is the finished result:

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I think it came out pretty well and my wife absolutely loves it.


P.S. Sorry for the low quality pictures.  As my wife pointed out, you can tell it was a while back that I made it due to the picture quality. Yes this was before iPhones!