Here is the finished hope chest. The primary case, and lid frame are cherry, the drawer case and lid panels are black walnut, the trim is hard maple, the secondary wood for the drawers, till, and interior structural is white oak, the floor of the chest is eastern red cedar, and the drawer pulls are ebonized black walnut. The finish is 4 coats of danish oil.
Ebonized black walnut pulls.
The white oak till.
Hammered copper brackets for the lid support.
Below are a few pictures of the frame and panel lid for the cherry and walnut hope chest.
A section of the cherry frame with a piece of walnut as a test panel.
The lid, dry fit with the panels installed.
A detail showing the hard maple ogee molding – all dry fit and held with gravity and friction at this stage.