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Sugar chest

Postby davidheim1 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:11 am

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Spent this afternoon avoiding some real work, so I spent the time modeling this sugar chest. The original was made somewhere in the U.S. in about 1860; the primary wood is cherry. I based the model on images from the 1stdibs.com web site.
Enjoy.
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Re: Sugar chest

Postby tuna1957 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:32 am

nice ! :thumb:
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Re: Sugar chest

Postby S Shepherd » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:13 am

I'm guessing the divider is dovetailed?

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Re: Sugar chest

Postby davidheim1 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:15 pm

Thank you, tuna.
As for the divider, S Shepherd, I actually have no idea how it's set into the chest because I didn't have any images of the chest's interior. But after looking at images of similar chests, I decided that it would be OK to set the divider into shallow dadoes in the front and back. Now that I think about it, using dovetails to house the divider would add a smidgen of strength to the chest. So thanks for your question.
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Re: Sugar chest

Postby HornOxx » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:54 pm

... love it :thumb: - probably for shops where people bought by weight? how big is it?
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Re: Sugar chest

Postby davidheim1 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:19 pm

Thanxx, Hornoxx,
The piece is 30 in. wide, 32-1/2 in. high, and 18 in. deep. And, yes, sugar chests were once common, when people bought the stuff in bulk.
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