Blanket Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tommy_Joe posted 12-22-2008 05:52 PM 2218 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…—->

Thanks for looking.

-- Tom, St. Louis,

6 comments so far

View CharlieM1958's profile


16275 posts in 4241 days

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


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

View Roz's profile


1699 posts in 3810 days

#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."

View Woodhacker's profile


1139 posts in 3746 days

#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

View griff's profile


1207 posts in 3785 days

#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

View Matthew Eye's profile

Matthew Eye

95 posts in 1391 days

#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

View Tommy_Joe's profile


25 posts in 3477 days

#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, St. Louis,

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics