Treasure Chest

Title:  Untitled (Treasure Chest)
Materials:  Pacific yew
Dimensions: 39 x 22 x 18 inches (Length x Width x Height)
Quantity Made:  1
Year of Completion:  2009

This chest was featured in the book Blanket Chests by Peter S. Turner and Scott Gibson, published by Taunton Press.

3 thoughts on “Treasure Chest

  1. Ah, Chris, that’s a beauty. Did you do iron work for the straps? or are they something else? It’s lovely. I have the book, and there are several in it worth making. If I weren’t a turner….

    1. Hi Barb,

      Thanks for the comment. I forged the iron strap hinges and handles. Your last sentence has me thinking… what would a chest made from turned components look like?


  2. Chris:

    Yew isn’t the easiest thing to work with – soft when you don’t want it to be, stringy and tough when you don’t want it to be. I like how you have incorporated the defects into the piece.

    We have a 2 x 4 contest every year at our WW Guild – 2 x 4 x 8 feet softwood is the material limit – while the less adventurous use spruce, hemlock, cedar, I have used yew the last 4 years and learned its quirks and idiosyncrasies to some degree – I salute the treasure chest!

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