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Project by Tommy_Joe posted 12-22-2008 05:52 PM 1783 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my very first Furniture Project out of my shop. I made this for my wife for Christmas 2002 and really wowed her. (I wowed myself as well.) I got the plans from a magazine, but used Oak and stained it a Rosewood color, then solid Cherry panels that I bookmatched. The bottom shelf inside is lined with cedar and did not stain or seal the interior to prevent transfer of the stain/sealer to the linens inside. I’ve built 4 of these so far, but I hope to do more very soon.

More information can be seen here…—-> http://www.rhodeswoodsmith.com/BlanketChestInfo.htm

Thanks for looking.

-- Tom, St. Louis, www.RhodesWoodsmith.com





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 12-22-2008 05:57 PM

Nice!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roz

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#2 posted 12-22-2008 09:17 PM

Very nice, great proportion. I am planning a similar project soon I hope. I want to use Cherry.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 12-22-2008 09:45 PM

Very nice job. I lilke the contrast between the stained oak and the cherry panels.

-- Martin, Kansas

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griff

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#4 posted 12-23-2008 02:34 AM

I like this. The colors are great. Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Matthew Eye

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#5 posted 09-17-2014 02:41 PM

Love the colors. Do you have any photos of the inside?

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

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Tommy_Joe

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#6 posted 09-19-2014 02:25 AM

There is no sealer applied to the inside so it does not transfer to the linens. The cedar is simple 1/4” cedar slats found in home centers for cedar closet lining.

Thank you.

Tom

-- Tom, St. Louis, www.RhodesWoodsmith.com

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