Cedar Blanket Chest

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Project by juanabee posted 06-02-2010 09:27 PM 3918 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My DIL wanted a cedar chest for Christmas. I had never tried anything like this, I was way more of a novice than I am now. She chose a plan from Woodstore and this is the final result. I bought a panel cutting bit with cope and stick set.

It was a lot of fun to watch this thing materialize before my eyes, almost like I was a spectator, watching my hands work.

A happy accident that became a design feature happened when I was staining the panels. I used some liquid blotch preventer, and didn’t notice the fine print that said you had to apply stain within a half hour. After about a two-hour break I appled the stain. Then I applied the blotch preventer and stain to the rest of the chest in one session and couldn’t understand why it was so much darker. Duh!

But then I decided it looked a lot better that way anyway.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#1 posted 06-02-2010 09:33 PM

Hard to believe you never made a chest before it looks spectacular.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 06-02-2010 09:53 PM

wow! Looks very nice.

-- Making piles of incorrect measurement at a time!

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#3 posted 06-02-2010 10:16 PM

Looks great from here! The fine print will get you every time ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 06-03-2010 03:25 AM

That’s one fine cedar chest.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 06-03-2010 05:10 AM

Wow, looks fantastic.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 06-03-2010 05:12 AM

nice job

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#7 posted 06-03-2010 10:21 PM

looks great, it’s great when mistakes turn out as improvements, just another benefit of the learning process, I think that is super, good job

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#8 posted 06-03-2010 11:20 PM

Nice blanket chest.

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#9 posted 06-04-2010 05:44 AM

very cool sir.

-- Woodworkers theory of relativity - the quality of your scrap is relative to your skill level

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