|Project by Gibsonman||posted 02-10-2015 02:10 PM||1387 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Well i gained a new title a few weeks ago, uncle, so i figured my first niece needed something to put all her stuff in. I liked the design for this blanket chest i found in one of Norm’s books so i started on this just after Christmas. Well she decided to make her debut 3 weeks early so i didn’t have it finished when she was born(dang kids never on time HAHA). This was my first attempt at tongue and groove joinery and making breadboard ends. I though it turned out well. The frames are cherry and i used maple plywood for the panels. I’ve never done much with contrasting woods but i really like how these complement each other. Since i took the pictures i have added spring lids supports so no one gets their fingers smashed. A few things i regret are some of the gaps in the joints and i got on of the end panels turned the wrong way. Next time I’ll have to pay more attention when i assemble. Thanks for looking.