Blanket Chest

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Project by Alan posted 10-08-2010 12:17 AM 2172 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really liked the project posted by Jeremy (jjraybu) and have had it in my favourites for quite a while. My version is made of Walnut, Birch plywood and cedar for the bottom. The finish is gloss wipe on poly (no finish on the cedar) and I used Lee Valley soft down stays so no fingers get slammed in the lid. I’m happy with how this turned out and gave it away for a wedding gift.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#1 posted 10-08-2010 12:29 AM

Very Nice…

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#2 posted 10-08-2010 01:21 AM

Wonderful job, wonderful wood. Love it!!!

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#3 posted 10-08-2010 01:32 AM

Fantastic blanket chest cool design and amazing chatoyance in the wood, outstanding work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-08-2010 01:55 AM

What a fantastic wedding gift! Beautiful!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 10-08-2010 02:14 AM

Nice work!! Great wedding gift. I am sure they will treasure it.


-- Go

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#6 posted 10-08-2010 05:28 AM

Good form and a nice color combination. Good work!

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#7 posted 10-08-2010 01:28 PM

Very well done – I like it!

-- If at first you don't succeed, save the pieces for a smaller project ~

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#8 posted 10-08-2010 01:34 PM

I like it and I love the design and the contrasting woods. It really looks great.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 10-08-2010 04:02 PM

I’d be happy receiving this as a gift!

Nice work and great contrast here with the wood. You’ve gotten me to thinking… I wonder how something like this would look if you put very thin strips of walnut, or another wood between the curly maple to really frame each piece of maple? I like this one just the way it is… you’ve just gotten me to thinking, that’s all.

A blanket chest is on my “to do” list and I’ll keep this one (and the link to jjraybu’s) for reference.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#10 posted 10-08-2010 07:13 PM

well done

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#11 posted 10-08-2010 07:15 PM

WOW that is a beautiful chest!!! Great work building a truly remarkable heirloom! I have been designing a blanket chest for a few months now, and that design is about to get a complete make over.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#12 posted 10-09-2010 04:47 AM

Very contemporary looking. Almost has a japanese look to it. Beautiful contrast ing wood!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#13 posted 10-10-2010 02:24 PM

Thank you all for the encouraging words.

-- Alan, Prince George

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