Custom Cedar Chest "Walker" Style

with single frame wooden lid and purpleheart feet

Main Directory

 
Hear is our new style Chest designed for Laura Walker It features a horizontal White Oak boards joined with half blind dovetails, custom designed solid wood top, and reeded bun feet.  It measures 21 1/4 high  height 19" deep and 36" long . Inside dimensions are 16"H x 17 1/4"D x 34"L
This picture shows the 5" x 3" beaded purpleheart bun foot and half blind dovetail corners that give extra strength and interesting design
 

This is a close-up of the Bird's eye maple top panel outlined in Purple heart  and framed in Hard Maple
Woods used in this chest
Hard Maple : Hard Maple's texture is fine and very uniform: for this reason it is difficult to stain and is usually given a natural finish.  However, it sands to a "smooth as glass" surface. The wood is medium heavy, strong, and resistant to scratches and nicks. Usually the grain is straight, but different patterns, such as curly, fiddleback, and bird's eye add value to a piece.
Bird's eye Maple: A highly decorative variation of hard maple found in a small percentage of harvested trees. When highly polished, the waving, satiny figure appears dappled with spots resembling bird's eyes. 
Purpleheart: An exotic wood that comes out of the north central areas of the Brazilian Amazon. Deep purple in color, fine to moderate texture. Grain may be interlocked or straight.  Commonly used  for heavy construction, it is added here for design accents.
Aromatic Cedar : This cedar is classified as a softwood, and is moderately heavy.  Its red heartwood is a sharp
 contrast to the thin white sapwood and makes a striking
 chest.  It easily works to a smooth finish.  We recommend a Natural oil stain or Fruitwood to slightly darken the colors for an antique appearance.  Interiors are always unfinished to preserve the aroma said to repel moths. 

Main Directory
michigan-cedar-chest.com an online division of Cedaridge Farm
W2532 Co. Rd. 360 * Stephenson MI 49887
toll free phone: 1-888-586-5544
Manufacturing and sales of hand-crafted wood products since 1985
A family business in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula