|Project by RickMcQ2||posted 05-14-2014 02:21 AM||1200 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
I built this blanket chest for my sister as a graduation present. The base is 6/4 cherry and the sides and top are 4/4 cherry. I lined the bottom with Spanish cedar and the sides of the inside with aromatic cedar. I used minwax prestain wood conditioner and gel cherry color stain. I had read cherry is easy to have a really blotchy finish, but I am pretty happy with how the gel stain performed. The final coats are Watco wipe on poly in gloss. It doesn’t show up very well because I have poor lighting in my garage. Also, please excuse the messy garage, cabinets are my next project.
This project prompted me to purchase a planer and jointer, as the antiques I tried to use from a friend ruined my first attempt. I also talked myself into a bandsaw while I was at it….so this might be the most expensive blanket chest in history. Thanks for looking and I am a beginner, so try not to judge too harshly.