Arts and Crafts Blanket Chest

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Project by dominator1md posted 11-06-2015 02:16 AM 1600 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New to lumber jocks. just got back into woodworking this summer at 15 years away. Found my passion for it in high school and hadn’t done much since then. Sharing a project that I just completed. Wanted to build a toy box for my nephew for his second birthday. Found an Arts and Crafts Blanket Chest in a magazine and loved it. Had enough material to build 3 so I went for it. Sold one with a drawer in it as customer wanted to use it as a coffee table and wanted a place to store remotes. Hope you enjoy and please leave any feedback.

-- Dominic, Severn,

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#1 posted 11-06-2015 03:29 AM

Wow that turned out really nice.
Got to love the G & G

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 03:35 AM

I love the arts & crafts style and I think you got the design right!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 11-06-2015 03:53 AM

Really nice work.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-06-2015 07:27 AM

Corner joints are incredible. Can’t miss with G&G.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-06-2015 12:59 PM

Beautiful work. Welcome to LJ.

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#6 posted 11-06-2015 02:27 PM

great looking chest

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#7 posted 11-06-2015 05:01 PM

Totally agree that is an awesome looking chest.

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#8 posted 11-06-2015 07:12 PM

Great looking piece and the joinery is top-notch! One helluva job for someone fresh off a 15-year hiatus! One helluva job for anybody for that matter.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 11-07-2015 05:43 AM

Super looking chest. Nice work!

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#10 posted 11-07-2015 05:10 PM

Awesome chest!! Looks great! Just curious, what magazine did you find it in?

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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#11 posted 11-07-2015 05:43 PM

You did a very nice job on this chest. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 11-08-2015 04:40 PM

Can’t go wrong with G&G. Love them with the proud and pinned ends.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#13 posted 11-08-2015 09:00 PM

I picked up a Fine Woodworking magazine that was just arts and crafts furniture. It’s at the shop when I go there tomorrow I’ll provide more information. It’s loaded with great projects. I may tackle a pit of Morris chairs once I get these other projects done. Build a pair of arts and crafts blanket chests like this but out of heartwood pine with mahogany accents, 13 shaker style 5 board benches and an oak barn door.

-- Dominic, Severn,

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#14 posted 11-10-2015 01:12 AM

Turned out beautifully—a fine G&G piece!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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