|Project by SteveV||posted 07-08-2007 05:19 AM||3993 views||18 times favorited||25 comments|
Hi everyone, here is my first project post and first paid commission.
Friends of ours saw some other projects I had done and asked me or “commissioned” me to make them a blanket chest. After asking them what commissioned meant their reply was “we are going to pay ya”. So off I went to find something I liked. Not being a great fan of blanket chests, I found the perfect one in FWW. This piece was designed by John McAlevey. It was perfect! I just wish I could design like this.
The Frame is Cherry with solid Curly Maple panels. The finish is Waterlox Original. Yes, those are all real mortise and tenons all 28 of them. The front and back panels are put together with finger tenons and the top and side panels are all single tenons. The panels are 13/16 thick and raised using a cove bit. Naturally they float in their frames and are pegged in the center of the side rail to hold them centered.
01/08/08 Update – I have additional photos here … http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenalanfuniture/