Shaker Blanket Chest

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Project by flossy posted 09-23-2014 12:21 PM 1681 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first time building a standard-sized chest, so I keep everything very simple and straightforward. Built from cherry, it features a lid with breadboard ends and hand cut dovetail joinery for the case. The dimensions are approximately 32”x18”.

I documented the steps in case they might be helpful to someone planning to build something similar.

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#1 posted 09-23-2014 08:52 PM

Very good !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#2 posted 09-23-2014 10:04 PM

Looks great. Enjoyed the writeup on your WP as well.
Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#3 posted 09-23-2014 11:40 PM

Thank you both. Glad to hear you enjoyed the write-up, as well.

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#4 posted 09-24-2014 02:31 AM

Great write-up. Did you use any pre-stain before applying the Danish oil? Turned out beautiful.

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#5 posted 09-24-2014 09:58 AM

Thank you, Jarmo. I did not apply a pre-stain. That is just two coats of Danish Oil oil, sanded with 220 grit between coats.

In truth, I would rather have applied three coats of Waterlox to the exterior, for protection sake. But that finish requires 24 hours between coats and ran out of time, as this was a wedding gift and I was literally attaching the hinges one hour before needing to leave for the festivities.

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