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post #1 of 4 Old 09-03-2008, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Cedar Chest repair

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OK I have a old chest from the 20's that has the key hole chipped out on one side. I want to repair it with an inlay of some kind. I was thinking with Oak, maple, cherry, or dark walnut. That is what I have here on hand. What are your opinions? Or do you think I should use another piece of cedar? Thoughts on shapes of the piece to go in there are welcome also. I can post other pics of it if you need to see more of it. I am also looking to purchase another lock for it to have it operate like it did originally.

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You could create an inlay with a little design to cover the keyhole (you would need to make a keyhole in the inlay) and the chipout. I would use something like a contrasting wood like a walnut, but that's me. If you use something like a maple, it looks like you tried to match it and failed miserably. I learned from that mistake.
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I would use an elongated diamond shape placed horizontally.

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Would the elongated diamond go with something where it has a lot of rounded edges.

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