My version Green & Green Blanket Chest

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Project by Jim posted 1590 days ago 4444 views 34 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my version of Darrell Peart’s blanket chest. I took the 1 week class from him about a month ago at William Ng’s school in LA. The class was great. It’s taken me a while after I got home to finish it up. I ended up not putting on the faux straps on the base. My straps didn’t turn out too well so I opted to go without. I still think the chest is a classic. The Mohagany turned out really beautiful. It’s my first project using that wood.

I HIGHLY recommend both William’s school (I’ve taken 2 classes there) and Darrell’s class. This was a fun project to build and I learned a lot of new techniques with the proud finger joints and the ebony plugs per G&G.


-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN

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#1 posted 1590 days ago

wow, great job on this chest.. it looks great…

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#2 posted 1590 days ago

The box joints are beautiful.

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#3 posted 1590 days ago

Very nice! The G&G style is really growing on me. Great job!

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#4 posted 1590 days ago

Wonderful chest, looks great. Hard to tell from the photos, but how many boards are used for the sides?

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#5 posted 1590 days ago

WOW! really sharp. Well done.

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#6 posted 1590 days ago

I’d say you were a great student and learned well. This is a gorgeous piece.

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#7 posted 1590 days ago

well done thanks for sharing

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#8 posted 1590 days ago

Excellent, excellent work – beautiful results!

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#9 posted 1590 days ago

Wow Jim, that is quite an heirloom you’ve built. The build quality looks to be top drawer and the mahogany is beautiful. What finish did you use? If I may ask…

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#10 posted 1590 days ago

@Hallmark – The sides were 2 boards and the lid was 3. The lumber was well matched (thanks to William). The wood has some beautiful black ribbons in it that add some very interesting contrast above the normal ribbon striping of quarter-sawn mahogany.
@mobilepaul – Darrell has a recipe for coloring, but I decided I’d let natural age darken it over time. I put on one coat of GF Seal-A-Cell, 6 coats of GF Arm-R-Seal Satin all hand wiped, no thinning. I then topped it off with a coat of Tre-Wax hand rubbed in and buffed.

Thanks for the encouragement, now on to my next big project (2 desks, shelves and a Murphy bed for the den)

-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN

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#11 posted 1590 days ago

Very beautiful piece…

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#12 posted 1590 days ago

wonderful chest..great details

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#14 posted 1590 days ago

Fantastic job, this is beautiful !!!

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#15 posted 1590 days ago

That’s awsome!, I love it. Thanks for posting

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