Oak chest

[oak chest]

This has to be the largest box I have made and with the timber being 2cm thick it is quite heavy. One thing that has me puzzled is the wood itself. It looks like Oak, it is as hard as Oak (Oak gets harder as it ages) but it does not smell like Oak when it is cut.

Fresh cut Oak, dried or green, has one of the nicest of aromas imaginable, to a carpenter anyway, this stuff has a most unpleasant pong, almost dungy. I can only think that it comes from the finish that was applied to the wood to stain and polish it. Anyone reading this with any ideas please let me know.

You can read the full story about this chest in my Workshop blog

Size 70cm x 30cm x 30cm

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£168 with free post and packing to mainland UK.