LumberJocks

G&J (Gary and Janet) Blanket Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by Gary2 posted 1328 days ago 1650 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Blanket chest is of the Pennsylvania form with two lower drawers, faux through tenons with full extension sliders allowing full use of the drawer. Interesting project on which I learned a lot and hopefully the next one is better.





11 comments so far

View JuniorJoiner's profile

JuniorJoiner

443 posts in 2023 days


#1 posted 1328 days ago

that is a nice looking trunk, I would like to read some more on the design you used, and your construction process. what are the dimensions?
great project

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

View Gary2's profile

Gary2

25 posts in 1543 days


#2 posted 1328 days ago

The chest is 16” deep, 24” tall, and 43” wide. I started out working toward an arts & crafts/ Greene and Greene style but wanted the two lower drawers which we wanted to be easily operable. The design morphed into one which is arts & crafts for sure, but with strong asian and southwestern influences. All mortise and tennon construction. Drawers are dowelled. The floor of the chest is removable and is aromatic Tennessee cedar.

View DrDirt's profile

DrDirt

2334 posts in 2325 days


#3 posted 1328 days ago

Gorgeous – I like the Greene and Greene style with the cloud lifts.
What is the wood for the 3 front floating panels?

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

View Scott R. Turner's profile

Scott R. Turner

260 posts in 1771 days


#4 posted 1328 days ago

It’s a lovely piece for sure.

View Gary2's profile

Gary2

25 posts in 1543 days


#5 posted 1328 days ago

It is all mahogany from one piece and resawn etc. The panels are mahogany plywood and it is fully paneled. I did not post a picture of the back, but it is just like the front but without drawers. It is actually somwhat darker than is apparent in the images – light, camera, whatever.

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14818 posts in 1772 days


#6 posted 1328 days ago

Had to laugh at the name you gave it , cleaver! Very nice, came out well should last forever.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Gofor's profile

Gofor

470 posts in 2370 days


#7 posted 1328 days ago

Beautiful design and excellent completion!!

Go

-- Go http://ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=730

View TheGravedigger's profile

TheGravedigger

963 posts in 2607 days


#8 posted 1328 days ago

Very nice! The front makes me think of a stage with the curtain about to open. Interesting effect.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

View pintodeluxe's profile

pintodeluxe

3201 posts in 1396 days


#9 posted 1327 days ago

I really like your interpretation of Greene and Greene. Nice cloud lifts. Would be right at home in the Gamble house.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

View Natedawg4081's profile

Natedawg4081

36 posts in 1389 days


#10 posted 1306 days ago

How heavy is it? I will be building on but will need to ship it and am wondering how much shipping will cost.

-- Nathan Corson

View Gary2's profile

Gary2

25 posts in 1543 days


#11 posted 1306 days ago

Because it is frame and panel, the weight is far lower than it might have been. The drawers add some weight becuase they are made from 3/4 soft maple with full extension slides, and a 3/4 finish front with the detail. The floor is 3/4 thick. So it definitely could be lightened if that is an issue.

Good luck.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase