Saturday, December 6, 2014


I had an idea, a long time ago, that I'd like to make keepsake chests for the girls. There were two major obstacles; 1. My arms no longer worked, and 2. even if they did work, I didn't have the tools required to do the work.

The seed of a solution presented itself on Facebook. I noticed a young man, whom I coached in high school, was getting married, and he had posted images of a hope chest his father had made for his bride.

The idea for keepsake chests came to me a few months later, and I immediately thought of the chest I had seen on Facebook.

I contacted the young man in question, talked about what I had in mind, and, to my delight, he agreed to tackle the project for me.

Check out  the gallery below and you'll quickly get an idea of how much we love the finished keepsake chests, and a small idea of the amount of time and work that went into them.