Canadian Woodworking

White pine chest

Author: Carl Duguay
Published: February March 2009
Lars Olsson
Lars Olsson

This white pine chest was built as a wedding gift, and showcases Lars’ first attempt at hand cut dovetails on a large project.


The chest has a brass plaque under the lid detailing the marriage, and a hand written note on the underside with an inlaid 2007, 25 cent piece. The finish is five coats of amber shellac on the outside followed by paste wax. The inside is finished with two coats of amber/blonde shellac mix, with the aromatic cedar bottom left unfinished.

Made by Lars Olsson, Hamilton, ON

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