Six board chest glamour shots

4 Aug
From above.

From above.

Wood: Sapele – Hardwood to Go

Preparation: Top is sanded to 320, all other surfaces are hand planed / scraped.

Finish: Watco Teak Oil

finish (1 of 1)

22 Responses to “Six board chest glamour shots”

  1. Tom August 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Beautiful Marilyn.
    An absolute delight to see the finished chest.

  2. orepass August 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    It’s really striking in its final home. The green of the porch really allows the chest to stand out. Very inspirational.

  3. tombuhl August 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    Marilyn, that is marvelous.
    Love its home on your front porch.
    I’d definitely come to your door on Halloween.
    So inviting.

  4. Jose Santiago August 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Wow. That look greataculous!!! Love the piece. Keep them coming.

  5. Jim Abbruzzese August 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm #


    I just recently started following your blog. I’ve been missing out! Well done.

  6. Jeremy August 4, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    Very nice work! Is there any cut nail concern regarding rust? Maybe that’s not a concern if they also were covered with oil. That wood has some amazing figure.

  7. joemcglynn August 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    WOW. Speechless. You totally nailed it Marilyn, nice!

    Still, the milk paint would have been, um, provocative.

    I was curious what is in “teak oil” (and struggled to imagine pressing the oils out of a piece of Teak) , so I did a bit of googling:

    From the MSDS ( it’s a blend of petroleum distillate (white gas essentially), naphtha and linseed oil, plus a cobalt drier.

    • Marilyn August 5, 2013 at 5:23 am #

      That sounds about right. Smelly stuff too, so you want air out your rags and put it on in a vegetated ventilated space. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Marilyn August 5, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    Thanks all!

    The nail are painted so I’d be a bit surprised if they rust, But I’ll be keeping a close eye on it.

    And tombuhl all trick or treaters are welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. pete van der Lugt August 5, 2013 at 6:40 am #


    You should be so proud. The mouldings are crisp and beautiful, the grain selection is perfection. You really have made something you can be proud of, it’s gorgeous.


    • Marilyn August 5, 2013 at 11:10 am #

      Yeah! I’m pretty pleased with it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Shannon Rogers (@RenaissanceWW) August 5, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    Wow just wow! How did the big reveal go for your partner?

    • Marilyn August 5, 2013 at 7:26 am #

      Thanks! And thanks for being part of it all.

      The client ๐Ÿ˜‰ was thrilled and quit surprised. It was pretty hard keeping it a secret, but it was worth it.

  11. BarbS August 5, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    Ah, Marilyn.. just gorgeous. You’ll enjoy looking at that for many years! Congratulations.

  12. Andrew Schnable August 5, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    Very nice. The teak oil makes the grain pop.

  13. thewoodwhisperer August 5, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    That’s just the kind of figured wood that you can lose yourself in. Well done Marilyn!

    • Marilyn August 5, 2013 at 11:11 am #

      Big smiles on this end. Thanks all!

  14. Warped Boards August 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    This should be made into a woodworking Meme. ERMAHGERD THA PREDDY FIGURD WERD! Looks fantastic- wish I had one like it.

  15. Shawn Nichols August 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Simply awesome Marilyn. I’ll be referencing this build when I get around to my six board chest.


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