Oak and Maple blanket Chest

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Project by Walt posted 05-10-2016 06:49 PM 484 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is the result of advice I received from lumber jocks. I have been able to achieve the color I wanted in the maple panels. l lined the inside of the chest with Cedar Safe.(purchased at Lowes) It is tongue and grooved and held in place by pins and molding to allow for expansion the is a 1/4 inch gape around the top. This is a give for my Granddaughter for her graduation on June 1

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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#1 posted 05-11-2016 12:47 AM

Great blanket chest. I really like the design and finish

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 01:15 AM

I made this using pocket screw took longer to cut it out and finish it than it did to construct it.
The top is made from 8 2 1/2 inch boards cut from 1 1×12 x8 oak board. This resulted in a top with very nice grain and appears to be a solid one piece .

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware,

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#3 posted 05-11-2016 03:48 PM

Walt, this turned out very nicely. Congratulations.

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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#4 posted 05-11-2016 07:08 PM

Really oustanding blanket chest Walt!

-- Bill

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