Custom Hockey Stick Blanket Chest

Very unique project, whereby a customer whose daughter plays semi-pro women's hockey asked us to build a chest and incorporate as many of her daughter's childhood hockey sticks as we could. This proved a difficult proposition, as the hockey sticks were actually goalie sticks with odd dimensions. And so, we built the frame using a combination of Basswood and Cedar for the inside walls of the chest. Peruvian Walnut strips with different thicknesses were attached to the aforementioned walls to give the entire piece some depth and dimension. Portions of the hockey sticks were cut and used to frame in the side walls and a paddle from one goalie stick was inlayed into the front of the piece. Due to the curvature of the actual paddle portion of the stick, we recreated our own paddles using Basswood and affixed them to the front of the piece. This particular customer and her family are from Canada, so we felt it prudent to represent their Canadian heritage by making and affixing the Canadian maple leaf on the back of the chest as shown in the photographs. Finally, we created a lid and incorporated a mixture of Basswood and Peruvian Walnut to the lid and used three heavy duty flush mount hinges for a smooth opening and closing of the lid. We spent a tremendous amount of time designing this piece, but we knew our customer had a special connection to this order, so we enjoyed all of the time we put into it. If you have special memorablia that you would like to re-purpose, please don't hesitate to message us for a free design and quote.

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