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2 Blanket Chests for my daughters #1: Initial Designs

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Blog entry by depictureboy posted 05-29-2009 06:32 PM 807 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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PurpleHeart Chest

Bloodwood Chest

These are the initial designs for 2 Hope chest for my daughters for this christmas. Main wood will be walnut, highlights are either bloodwood or purpleheart depending on the daughter.

This is taken from a design from Woodsmith #32. You can see a finished version finished by strube1369

A couple key differences that I am going to be doing different. I will be mitering the corners of the box, and using dovetail keys of the contrasting wood(it is not shown in the design). I also plan on making wooden drawer pulls out of the contrasting wood as well. I am going to try and post the sketchup file to share with you all as soon as I find a host.

The sketchup files can be found here.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.



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lew

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#1 posted 05-29-2009 06:48 PM

Great looking design!

I wonder if there will be sufficient contrast between the wood selections or maybe you are going for the very subtle look.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 05-29-2009 06:51 PM

looks like a good design, go for it.

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depictureboy

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 06:54 PM

its I think there will be a subtle contrast. I chose the colors(red and purple) I did though because they are my girls favorite colors and I thought they would really like that…I could do them in oak, but I have been working a lot with oak lately, and I really want to get my hands on some walnut…

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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Karson

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 07:02 PM

Nice looking. Did you get all of your walnut. The sawmill guy has sold all of his when I was over there a few days ago.

Eric Clark has some red cedar if you want to put a cedar liner in the chest. That’s what i plan to do. Resaw to about 3/8 inch or at least 3 slices off my cedar boards. Maybe 5/16 or so after being planed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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depictureboy

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#5 posted 05-29-2009 07:10 PM

Havent gotten my walnut…my buddy at Chester County Primitive Flooring and Furniture…is going to source some for me…I was gonna check with Eric too to see what we could work out…I dont need FAS stuff..was thinking #1 common would be ok….In the plans, the cedar sets in the bottom…its a frame and panel setup, with the cedar mounted in the panel….I dont know if ill put it along the full inside…

Hope you are doing well there Karson buddy.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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jlsmith5963

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#6 posted 05-29-2009 09:54 PM

imho I prefer the grain to run horizontally (as in the woodsmith version) if the case isn’t made up of panels

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depictureboy

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 10:10 PM

the grain will run horizontally…its just the materials direction that sketchup uses…and while I can change it to run horizontally…its too much of a pain.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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Randy Sharp

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#8 posted 05-29-2009 10:44 PM

Looking forward to the finished product! Great looking plans.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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