Cherry Blanket Chest

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Project by smitty posted 03-17-2009 11:40 PM 1613 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a blanket chest I built for my nephew and
his wife as a wedding present.

The wood for this project was air dried cherry from a
tree my dad had cut down.

The wood was stained with a gel stain and finished with shellac and lacquer.

The inside is lined with red cedar.

-- Smitty

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#1 posted 03-17-2009 11:56 PM

Nice job. It sure looks great. I love the look of stained cherry…its such a rich looking wood.

I am about to embarq on the same type of project. I plan to build a steamer chest out of chestnut for my son and his wife to be for their wedding in June. I hope it turns out as nice as yours.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 12:17 AM

I will be building two hope chests in the next couple of years for daughters when they get married. I’ve seen a lot of them here. This and another one are two designs I have bookmarked. Very nice clean lines. Thanks for sharing it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 12:18 AM

Very nice, I like the design, and the color.

I`v never worked with cherry before. But am hoping for an opportunity.

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

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#4 posted 03-18-2009 02:56 AM

Very, very pretty.

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

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#5 posted 03-18-2009 04:43 AM

Very Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 03-19-2009 02:12 AM

Very nice! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 03-20-2009 04:08 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 03-20-2009 05:10 PM

Very very nice.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 03-23-2009 09:24 PM

Very nice work ! Your proportions are spot on! I’m sure that will be a family heirloom.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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