Blanket Chest

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Project by BarbS posted 12-13-2009 03:23 AM 2205 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an older project of mine, now residing with a son and daughter in law in California. It was a plan from Fine Woodworking that many people built, with a frame structured of wedged, double tenons, and panels set into grooves in the rails on all sides. The original was quite large, and I cut it down in size by about 1/3 to fit in the back seat of our car for transport to CA! That’s one way to judge the size of something. The frame is mahogany and the panels are Baltic Birch ply. I enjoyed doing this one, and should probably do more blanket chests (I have four children, so…)


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#1 posted 12-13-2009 03:47 AM

Beautiful work, Barbs. I just came in from the garage after putting the first coat of paint on a toy box I made for my friend’s daughter for Christmas (poplar, thus the paint) and I’m looking forward to building my next one for my oldest daughter, this time a hope chest from cherry and walnut.

Best Wishes,

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#2 posted 12-13-2009 03:59 AM

Beautiful Chest barbs. Iv been wanting to make one using birch.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 12-13-2009 04:08 AM

I’m am amazed and awed. You are quite the master craftsman Barb. This is beautiful.

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

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 04:40 AM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 12-13-2009 05:09 AM

Wonderful blanket chest Barbs I like the design and details very very nice.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#6 posted 12-13-2009 05:57 AM

Very nice looking chest.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 12-13-2009 06:41 AM

Barb, you’re right. You should build some more. That’s lovely.

-- Gary, Florida

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#8 posted 12-13-2009 02:46 PM

I now remember that chest in FWW. You did it justice. It looks like sizing it down went well too.

Thanks for the inspiration,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 12-13-2009 05:29 PM

Hi Barb,

See, I would have ended up having to buy a larger car.

Beautiful job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 12-16-2009 12:31 AM

Very nice

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#11 posted 12-16-2009 12:32 AM

Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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