Cedar Chest

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Project by nblazek posted 05-04-2015 12:35 AM 1051 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Goddaughter is turning 1 in a few weeks. My wife and I decided to make her a cedar chest so her parents can start collecting and putting away some things for when she gets older. It is made out of pine and lined with cedar. I patterned my design after a blanket chest that was made on the New Yankee Workshop. This was a bunch of firsts for me. I had never used mortis and tenons or bread board ends before this project. In fact, this is the largest project I have made to date. It turned out well and I had a bunch of help from my wife who wanted to be involved in the project. She helped drill some holes for dowels in the panel glue-up, and did some sanding and staining. It’s not perfect, but it was fun, challenging and turned out better than I expected.

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#1 posted 05-04-2015 12:49 AM

Very nice!

I inherited an old cedar chest and am spoiled by it (more so than the contents it contained). I’m sure she’ll be even happier with hers since it was made with love by you two.

-- Mark - Keep-On-Learnin' :)

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 01:21 PM

TNYWS blanket chest is a great plan to up your skills. I’ve made one, and am getting ready to do a second with raised panels.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 01:38 PM

This turned out beautifully. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 05-04-2015 01:49 PM

great looking chest

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#5 posted 05-07-2015 06:57 PM

That’s a great looking chest. Very nice work.
Something your Goddaughter will cherish.
My first chest was based on the same design as well.

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