Grand daughter blanket chest

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Project by Ed Elizondo posted 07-06-2009 12:22 AM 1740 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my grand daughter. It was made using select yellow pine and techniques used were raised panels and dadoed corners to connect the sides together. This was all glued up, with no fasteners being used. The challenge for me was that I didn’t have a table saw at the time and I had to use a straight edge guide to cut the ends square. I did have the use of my 10 year old router table which served its purpose and I was able to get some good cuts for the panels, rails and stiles. All in all the chest came out pretty good.

-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "

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#1 posted 07-06-2009 12:28 AM

Really nice job! I like the bottom design.

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

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#2 posted 07-06-2009 12:40 AM

Hey Ed
Lucky granddaughter very nice chest with good details looks great

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#3 posted 07-06-2009 01:26 AM

Very nice craftsmanship and design. Well done.

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#4 posted 07-06-2009 02:40 AM

This is very nice chest. Smooth & clean jionery – great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 07-06-2009 02:47 AM

Nice chest. Nice lines and and build.

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

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#6 posted 07-06-2009 02:55 AM

I like the proportions… very nice!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#7 posted 07-06-2009 03:03 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Ed Elizondo

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#8 posted 07-06-2009 04:36 AM

Thanks to everyone for your comments. I built the chest about three years ago and have not built anything since them. I got all wrapped up in my regular job that I forgot to enjoy life. For me, there is nothing more relaxing than working in the shop. There were times that I would just go out and piddle around sometimes until two and three in the morning. I loved it. I will begin working on a new project soon.

-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "

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#9 posted 07-06-2009 05:32 AM

A great looking chest. What is the size?

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

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#10 posted 07-06-2009 09:55 PM

Very nice looking chest.

Was this your own design? I’m thinking of building something similar for my sister-in-law.

Mind sharing the dimensions?


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#11 posted 07-06-2009 11:35 PM

Hey Ed: Great job on your Grand Daughter chest, it really looks good. I am planning in the near future to make me a raised panel chest. Thanks for posting it.


-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#12 posted 07-07-2009 03:16 AM

I like the design – nice work. I have to make two chests for my Granddaughters some time soon.

-- Bob

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Ed Elizondo

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#13 posted 07-27-2009 03:13 AM

I have had some folks ask about the dimensions for the chest. Here they are. 15D X 24H X 36W. The chest is not very deep as we didn’t want to overwhelm the room and there were so much other kid stuff in the room that the size was just right. Ed.

-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "

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