Walnut & Cherry Blanket Chest

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Project by bentium posted 05-05-2016 11:34 PM 1594 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I have been taking pictures for the furnitures I have made since I got this hobby started. This is a blanket chest that I made two years ago. It was made with black walnut and cherry. Somehow the cherry boards were aging differently, and therefore the reason you see the color difference in the raised panels. The inside was fully lined with aromatic cedar board. I used four Rockler’s blanket chest hinges for the lid. The outside of the chest was finished with several coats of amber shellac, and topped with Waterloc Original sealer/finish …

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#1 posted 05-05-2016 11:53 PM

wow that’s impressive. bet it smells great too.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#2 posted 05-05-2016 11:55 PM

That’s totally beautiful. The complimenting woods are awesome.

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#3 posted 05-06-2016 02:23 AM

Looks great! Like the rich contrast between the two species.

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#4 posted 05-06-2016 05:19 AM

I love it! Been a big fan for a while of cherry and walnut together, and this is gorgeous.

-- How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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#5 posted 05-06-2016 11:31 AM

very nice

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#6 posted 05-06-2016 02:58 PM

Nice project! The wood combination is a good choice.

By the way, cherry darkens when exposed to UV (sunlight). Any chance the lighter cherry panel is getting less exposure to the sun?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 05-06-2016 06:21 PM

This is such a beautiful piece. Nice work.

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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#8 posted 05-07-2016 01:41 AM

man i love this piece,i see youve been a member on hear for quite a while so why the wait youve deprived us of your work,which is quite impressive my friend,so dig out what ever else you have been hiding from us.great job thanks for sharing looking forward for more.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 05-09-2016 12:43 AM

Nice work, blanket chests are nice projects.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#10 posted 05-11-2016 01:25 AM

this is a great piece of furniture. I love the finish. Great job!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#11 posted 05-27-2016 06:00 PM

very pretty

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#12 posted 08-11-2016 07:13 PM

I’m a little late but I just stumbled across this while looking for some inspiration.

Simply put – I love everything about this piece

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