Red Oak Blanket Chest

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Project by Dave posted 03-21-2009 05:12 PM 2043 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a copy (with modifications to suit my skill level and pocketbook) of the cover project of Fine Woodworking issue 203 February 2009. All red oak stained ‘red oak’ and ‘golden oak’ for the contrast. The drawer is made of poplar with unfinished aromatic cedar as the bottom. Completely finished with several coats of shelac and denatured alcohol.
Much thanks to Peter Turner for his inspiration, design and assistance.

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#1 posted 03-21-2009 05:31 PM

Very pretty! I love to work with oak!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#2 posted 03-21-2009 06:02 PM

That’s some wood!! Nice job on that, will be around and cherished for years.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 03-21-2009 06:40 PM

I like the way the two woods look like one. I bet it smells great too. Nice job, put it to good use.

-- Twiggy

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#4 posted 03-21-2009 06:50 PM

this is great…i really like the addition of the drawer…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 03-21-2009 06:54 PM

Very nice, I believe I will build one for my son!

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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#6 posted 03-23-2009 12:52 AM

a job well done

-- Custom furniture

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