The term hope chest or cedar chest is used in the midwest or south of the united states. In the united kingdom the term is bottom drawer.
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A vintage red cedar wood chest in the forest park line manufactured by ed roos company of forest park illinois.
Red cedar chest of drawers. The lane company started making cedar chests in 1912 under the name of the standard red cedar chest company started by company president john lane with his son ed lane serving as general manager and vice president. Others rely on it for lining closets or cigar humidors. As near as i could determine the lane cedar chest lock model 25 1 is recessed into the front of the chest.
How can one wood be so versatile. Five roomy drawers keep your wardrobe organized in style. Well slice through the five most common species so you can choose the cedar that best suits your project.
A hope chest also called dowry chest cedar chest trousseau chest or glory box is a piece of furniture traditionally used to collect items such as clothing and household linen by unmarried young women in anticipation of married life. Satisfying your taste for traditional furnishings the porter chest of drawers is elegant without looking fussy. A lane cedar chest has a history behind it.
Please understand that i have not built this chest as of yet but plan to build it as a gift for my granddaughter. The model 28233 is a surface mounted lock that mounts on the inside of the chest with a through hole to accommodate the key cylinder. The packet says it has.
Though youll often find chests in a bedroom theyre highly versatile pieces of furniture. Its because multiple varieties exist with different properties and uses. Buy wood storage chest products like modway tracy chest in brown pulaski aviation door chest in bronze home styles chesapeake drawer chest in cherry munire jackson 5 drawer chest in slate powell chadwick cedar chest in cherry pulaski madison 6 drawer chest in antique white reed barton flatware chest in bristol cherry.
This chest features bands of copper lapping with brass nail detailing on the top of the chest near the ends. The quality craftsmanship is clear to see. The giles and kendall cedar oil is a simple solution to restoring and rejuvenating the aromatic and protective cedar lining of a closet armoire or chest.
Instructions 2 traceable patterns 3 photos and exploded diagrams and 4 materials list and cutting schedules. To some woodworkers cedar ranks high as the wood of choice for building decks. I do not have the dimensions of the recess.
The classic design elementsincluding antiqued hardware and bun feetare easy to love. Chests can store linens function as an extra dresser or even as an entertainment center. Your cedar chest isnt just a pretty piece of furniture for storing keepsakes and pillows.
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