Walnut and Curly Maple Blanket Chest and Cheval Mirror

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Project by sjfoster posted 03-16-2016 06:28 AM 935 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Walnut and Curry Maple blanket chest and “Cheval”/Stand Mirror I made for my wife to go with the Mission Style bed I made a few years back. I really enjoy mortise and tenon style construction.

The blanket chest has a 20×40 inch lid attached with a piano hinge. the overall dimensions are 20 inches tall and 13 inches deep inside. The inside base is free floating to allow for seasonal movement.

The mirror I built around a .25 inch thick mirror glass (13.5×55.5 inches) I bought for $10 dollars at a yard sale. The full mirror hight is 70 inches tall with 1.5 inch square legs. The only metal in the entire mirror is the brass mirror pivot screws from Rockler.

Thanks for looking.

-- Steve Foster - Yuma AZ

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#1 posted 03-16-2016 11:36 AM

Looks really nice. Walnut and maple work well together.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 03-16-2016 01:12 PM

Those are really great pieces. Awesome work!

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#3 posted 03-16-2016 01:22 PM

Very nice! Welcome. Please post pics of the bed you mentioned too.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#4 posted 03-16-2016 02:20 PM

they look great

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