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Custom Wooden Chest for my Saphir Products

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First photos of the crafting of my new chest to house shoe shine products including my Saphir collection and various brushes has begun. I will share some photos from Brandon Rudin, the craftsman I commissioned for the project. He will only use joinery and wood glue to build the chest. We chose for the outer surfaces a beautiful medium brown curly maple, a fairly rare wood.

The basic design is a simple chest with arched feet and a single drawer on the bottom for six Saphir glass containers and six round wax tins. The upper part of the chest will be a deep square to hold brushes and final shine cloths.

Here are some photos of the drawer being constructed this week. The vise is shown while gluing a walnut butcher block for the drawer bottom.

Brandon's website is here. http://www.bsrwoodworks.com

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And finally for now, here is the wood used (on the right). The wood on the left is the more common blonde curly maple.
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Some great photos came in from Brandon showing an almost completed product. We are going to add a small brushed nickel knob on the drawer. And we are going to bevel the middle sides of the lid to make lifting up a little easier.
 

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Dimensions are 15 1/2 inches wide x 12 3/4 inches deep x 11 inches tall.
 

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Looks great. I'm jealous! Where in your home will you keep it?
 

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Looks great. I'm jealous! Where in your home will you keep it?

Thank you!

Not sure on location. Originally thought the closet but I may want to show it off more given the appearance. Maybe my home office...
 

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Good stuff!
 

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Wow. Great stuff. I took a short cut and used a pistol storage box.




Is that a pistol storage box? I have the same box and thought it was for machinists/ hobbyists
 

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Is that a pistol storage box? I have the same box and thought it was for machinists/ hobbyists
It is for firearms. They’re manufactured in Ohio and they have a web page where you can see their intended use.
 

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It is for firearms. They’re manufactured in Ohio and they have a web page where you can see their intended use.

Link please?
 

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