Cedar Blanket Chest

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Project by griff posted 12-14-2009 11:32 PM 2659 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a blanket chest I just finished for my mother for Christmas. Made more on what I call a southern traditional style. except for the feet. I have seen this style feet on smaller boxes, thought I would try them.
She wanted the top cushioned, Im not much on upholstering but I tried. I think it turned fairly well. Maybe you ll see something about it you like . Thanks for looking. The chest is 30” long 18” wide and 16” deep. It has 4 coats of satin lacquer.

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

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 01:21 AM

Nice Job.I love Cedar. Im not much of a upholster eather so I can’t criticize.. LOL

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 03:55 AM

Griff: Awesome job on your cedar chest, like always you do a great job. Excellent.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 09:27 AM

Mike, looks really nice. Is that aromatic cedar? Looks like it.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 04:00 PM

BlankMan , it is aromatic cedar, I sealed it up so you cant get much smell.

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

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 04:04 PM

Very nice. I recently scored a mess of AC and plan to build a pirate toy chest for my grandson and son to be grandaughter.

Anything you discovered about putting this together that you didn’t expect?

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 05:16 AM

Very nice- the Cedar looks awesome… any challenges working with it?

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 05:31 AM

Looks wonderful really like the cedar

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 08-18-2012 05:41 PM

I recently built a toybox/blanket chest for my new Granddaughter. I used reclaimed old fenceboard cedar for the box (all dovetailed), including the lid and base. My shop is subject to high humidity and the cedar took on moisture during construction. I finished it with 4 coats of Tung oil.
Very soon after it was complete, it began to shrink, most noticeably during the night. What I thought were gunshots were, in fact, the cedar in the base shrinking to a point where the entire board would crack front to back, up to 3/8” in some cases. Very disappointing.

-- Kevin - Keep the shiny side up

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