|Project by Don Newton||posted 11-27-2008 03:04 AM||1585 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I don’t think I will ever be able to sell a project. Why? Because I have a daughter with a house! Dad….I NEED a blanket chest, and of course, she gets one. It is rather long but is made for the width of her bed. I used some left over 24” x 24” Pommele Sapele panels for the sides and solid Sapele for the base. I just love the grain of the Pommele. I used a clear finish and am expecting the veneer to darken naturally. The top is another story. You don’t have to look very close to see that I am no upholsterer. The lid is fitted with toy box supports to hold it up. The handles on the ends are also left overs. I finished the inside with left over house paint. Hey…maybe I should call it “The Left Over Chest”! Actually, the only thing I had to buy was the waterbased Polyurethane for the topcoat. Now, If I can get her to pick it up I can begin on her next project.
-- Don, Pittsburgh