Blanket / Toy Chest

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Project by RJones posted 2609 days ago 3463 views 12 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s one of two chest I built for some friends children. The thought was hold their toys today and their treasures tomorrow. Mom wanted something they could take when they left home as well so… Here’s a very basic chest with little ones in mind. Interesting story on the curly maple as is it was mixed up with the rest of the soft maple at the lumber yard shhhhhhh :) Anywho, here’s some of the details it’s about 36” long 18’ high and 20” deep built from soft maple and top coated with about 4 coats of Arm R Seal. It went rather quickly, I think with only about 10-15 hours invested. I tried to keep the design pretty basic as it was mostly pro-bono work:( I am hoping to have the plans availible by the 16th or so. I will give you all a shout when they’re ready.


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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 2609 days ago

Very nice project. Great job on the dovetails.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 2609 days ago

Great chest. I’ll be keeping my eye out for the plans.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 2609 days ago

Great joints and very nice chest. Those are some very lucky children. Nice and clean.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 2609 days ago


Good looking toy boxes. well done!


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#5 posted 2608 days ago

Great Chests. Good find on the Maple.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 2608 days ago

nice work !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 2608 days ago

Consider your design stolen. Beautiful work. My wife has an order in for two chests for our granddaughters. The wood is still drying, so time is on my side :-)

-- Bob

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Greg Mitchell

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#8 posted 2608 days ago

Great chest!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

View RJones's profile


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#9 posted 2608 days ago

Thanks guys for all the kind words:) Although basic it should last a lifetime:)


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#10 posted 2608 days ago

Beautiful chest. The joints are great.

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

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#11 posted 2608 days ago

Once again, take a simple design, good joinery and spectacular wood and you end up with a great piece.

This is a very nice look chest, RJ.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#12 posted 2608 days ago

Ya know Don I think you are on to something there, you really have me thinking….
1. Finish
2. Wood
3. Joinery
4. Design

Funny thing on the dovetails is that I did them all with the Keller system, the system the you can’t do different spaced dovetails with, LOL Sometimes ya just gotta do the best with what you have:)


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#13 posted 2608 days ago

Great looking chest! I am looking froward to the plans as well.


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#14 posted 2608 days ago

I really like the lines. A dovetail chest is always nice to look at.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#15 posted 2608 days ago

A really nice chest! The top really came out well!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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