Hope Chest

Hope Chest made from Curly Maple with Cherry accents. Chest has pinned breadboard ends with slight overlap and rounding to make expansion and contraction due to wood movement appear natural and maintain chest top flat. Chest joinery uses half blind dovetails and dados, no screws or fasteners other than for hardware. Chest hinges custom made by a Blacksmith, employs a till box which when open serves as chest lid support. Blanket chest drawers sliding dovetails holding front and through dovetails holding backs. Chest till box has a surprise, with Shedua hardwood inlay.

Blanket chest, case, cabinet, chest, Curly Maple, Hope chest

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