New Yankee Blanket Chest #10: Painted and Finished

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Blog entry by HungryTermite posted 01-24-2011 05:38 AM 4204 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I put 4 coats of flat dove white paint on the outside and 4 coats of satin wipe-on poly on the inside, except for the cedar on the bottom which is unfinished. I think the flat paint was a bad idea. It seems to get dirty if I even look at it funny. Some day I will probably use this chest as a test run for doing some stencil work so maybe that will cover up or blend in some of the dirt.

Overall view:

View with the lid open:

View showing the cedar lining:

I also used two of these brass lid stays to keep the lid open at any angle and keep fingers from getting smushed:

-- Good Judgement Comes From Experience. Experience Comes From Bad Judgement.

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#1 posted 01-24-2011 05:53 AM

It’s a beaut. Can’t wait to do my first blanket chest in the next few weeks. Love the unfinished cedar interior.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#2 posted 01-24-2011 05:01 PM

Looks Great.

Could you not put a clear coat over the flat paint to give a bit more protection?

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#3 posted 01-24-2011 05:24 PM

Very nice

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#4 posted 01-24-2011 05:25 PM

Looks beautiful to me, really like the design.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 01-24-2011 05:45 PM

Boy, that came out just great…I made the very same chest about 15 years ago and it is still perfect today…Good Luck with yours…Ron

-- "Happiness is creating dust"

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#6 posted 01-24-2011 05:49 PM

Nice Job :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#7 posted 01-25-2011 09:46 PM

That came out great and I really enjoyed the blog along the way. This looks more like mine SHOULD have turned out. I’ll be trying again in the future, so we’ll see.

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#8 posted 01-26-2011 05:00 AM

Thanks all. There were some goofs along the way but overall I am happy with it. Can’t wait to figure out what to do for my next project!

-- Good Judgement Comes From Experience. Experience Comes From Bad Judgement.

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