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Hope-chests are wonderfully versatile pieces of furniture.  They provides storage and a place to sit at the same time. Because they were traditionally given as wedding gifts, they are surrounded with an aura of romance, nostalgia, and a promising future. So was the case of the hope-chest that I built for E. and D. four years ago.

I based my designs on found/reclaimed wood which I aspired to transform into a beautiful piece. Here is the picture of the wood I collected that eventually became the hope-chest case: Dismantled wine box parts, legs and rails from discarded dorm desks.  

And here are my first sketches:

Next time I will show my last sketch, which later became the hope-chest that I built. 


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