|Project by Eric_S||posted 05-04-2015 02:23 PM||1644 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
I’ve been slowly working on two blanket chests since sometime in the Fall 2014.
The idea was one was going to be for a blanket chest for the master bedroom and the other would be given to my son at his two year birthday( May 13). This is my own design, and I wanted it to be something that wasn’t too childish so that he can hopefully grow up with it. His is the one with the rampant lion, my fraternity’s mascot and symbol. My wife’s sorority also uses a lion and he has stuffed animal lions so we felt it was appropriate for him to have one on his chest. This was my first time doing a real scrollsaw project. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to future scrollsaw projects.
For the hinges I used Rockler’s Lid-Stay torsion hinges. Pricey but well worth it. I also added a cutout in the back for air in case my two year old decides to hide in there. There is a history of it in the family and my brother in-law as a kid fell asleep in one for hours and the cops were called thinking he was missing.
I did a blog on the secret compartment as well you can check out here, http://lumberjocks.com/Eric_S/blog/56754
The project is made of cherry and maple plywood. I used 3 coats Arm-R-Seal satin oil/poly finish and some paste wax to finish it off. I really enjoyed this project but designing the secret compartment added a great deal of time to it.
-- - Eric Noblesville, IN