Now this cedar chest was admittedly a hot mess. Both hinges were broken, the veneer was pealing up everywhere, and it was missing bits of its feet. I had to stare at it in my workshop for a long time before I could will myself to start on it, and every stage took seemingly longer than the last. Luckily, the owner is a very patient gal (Thank You Mary!!). So without further ado, here it is with veneer removed, new paint, new hinges and new trim. And, amazingly, once I removed three, Yes THREE, layers of veneer and plywood from the top, there was beautiful wormy chestnut underneath.