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Pine Blanket Chest

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Project by oldguy2 posted 07-31-2018 11:41 AM 741 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of Norm Abrams Blanket Chest. for all the joinery I recommend get his book and follow how he did the tongue and groove and panel plans. , also its on utube to watch and learn. It was quite good and I can say I learned a lot and did many test cuts to make sure I got it right. My chest is smaller the case is 34in wide by 18 hi by 15 deep. the breadboard top is 35 by 16.5. I bought the tension hinge at Lowes. the few screws needed are in the frame around the bottom to hold the flat boards of the bottom. the rest is tongue and groove. this is poly urathane over plain pine. I did the shaker style he was going for with raised panel inside but I have done a chest with raised panel outside and like it also. As you can see in the last photo right now it get used in out tv room as an anything table. I was so nervous about the size down sizing his plans I took large paper and drew my dimensions out on paper. But this gave me the perspective of full size plans and how to allow for the panel inset and how big to make the panel adding for the 1/4 or more inset each side. always hard to remember to do and now I had drawn a full size to recheck measurements. Norms chest has side legs of almost 23 inch high, thats higher than a chair.





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#1 posted 07-31-2018 01:21 PM

Nice job on a classic design

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#2 posted 07-31-2018 04:46 PM

Good work oldguy

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#3 posted 07-31-2018 05:54 PM

We need a few of those! Very nice!

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#4 posted 07-31-2018 07:22 PM

This is a beautiful piece.

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