All 100% cedar chests are finished with our natural finish, which provides the best protection for the cedar wood.
Please note that cedar wood is highly variable in color and character -- this is one of the defining characteristics of the wood. The grain of red cedar is very fine and even, but it is strongly marbled throughout with dark red knots and reddish-white sapwood. This creates dramatic highlights that run throughout. Red Cedar is cut and harvested as a light red color, but darkens to dark reddish-brown with a bit of time and sunlight. This color change is substantial.
Color accuracy for the photos on our website cannot be assured due to a number of variables including lighting, the camera used, and the settings on your computer monitor.
Classic Cedar Chest Options
Cedar Chest Lock: Add a lock to your cedar chest. The lock is small and unobtrusive, and is child-safe (it cannot be locked from the inside).
Cedar Chest Trays: Our cedar chest trays are created from solid unfinished red cedar or maple. They ride gently upon a pair of cedar rails built into the interior, and lift out easily to reveal the interior. Click here for a photo. Our chest trays are intended to hold smaller, loose items while the main compartment of the chest holds larger items.
Our cedar trays are available in a variety of sizes, and are built to cover the full depth of the chest.
The craftsman may modify the length if necessary. For example, two 25" trays cannot fit inside of a 42" long chest. In this case, the craftsman would create two trays to cover the full length of the interior.
Chest Casters: Casters allow your chest to roll along the ground, which is a useful feature for our larger cedar chests. The casters are installed prior to shipping, but are removed to prevent damage -- you need to 'pop them in' when the chest arrives . Casters can be set to one of two heights, suitable for use on a carpeted floor or a hardwood floor. Please select the appropriate caster height for the room you will be placing the cedar chest in. Click here for a photo of a caster installed on the bottom of a hope chest.
Custom Sized Cedar Chests
We can also create custom sized chests. The price will be roughly proportional to the amount of materials needed to create the chest.
Chests in 100% cedar cannot be made larger than around 50" x 20" x 20", as the wood is not as strong as oak or hickory.