Walnut Blanket Chess

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Project by WoodScrap posted 12-23-2009 07:52 PM 2882 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Blanket Chest was a design I got from Popular Woodworking Magazine (Glen Huey – Aug 2009). The wood is Walnut and is fairly figured. It was some rough wood I picked up locally (stored in a barn for several years) and I decided to leave the knots and sap wood. I prefer the natural look. I used Cedar panels in the chest bottom and they are positioned over the drawers so you get the cedar aroma in all compartments. The finish is 3 coats of amber shellac and several drops of reddish-brown dye. Topped with 3 coats of lacquer and hand rubbed wax. It’s a Christmas gift for my Mother-in-Law. Thanks for looking.

-- Rick -Tulsa

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#1 posted 12-23-2009 08:00 PM

That is absolutely gorgeous, fantastic work Rick!

Your M in L will love it.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#2 posted 12-23-2009 08:29 PM

Awsome job, looks real good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 12-23-2009 08:56 PM

Great chest. You MIL is going to be very pleased with it. I love what you’ve done.
The knots look pretty substantial though. Did you stabilize them with epoxy and why or why not?


-- Gary, Florida

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#4 posted 12-23-2009 09:38 PM

Another beauty Rick. I like the walnut. Very good

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

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#5 posted 12-23-2009 10:15 PM

A very beautiful chest! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 12-23-2009 10:20 PM

Wow wonderful chest very well done and beautiful.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 12-23-2009 10:57 PM

Beautiful chest. Walnut has to be my all time favorite wood. Great job.

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#8 posted 12-25-2009 04:21 AM

Great looking blanket chest. You did a beautiful job on it.

Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Bob Kollman

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#9 posted 12-26-2009 08:42 AM

A nice chest, your a good gift giver!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 05-12-2010 05:05 PM

Been looking at your projects, they are all real nice, this one is super nice, I like the way it is put together, and the quality of your workmanship. The finish sequence I like, I will have to try that. keep posting, your work is worth a look at.

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#11 posted 03-13-2012 02:38 AM

Beautiful chest!

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