Walnut and Sapele Blanket Chest

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Project by Dominic posted 01-27-2011 03:49 AM 2815 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut frame and sapele veneered panel I made for my wife’s cousin. The tray and bottom are made of unfinished aromatic red cedar. The panels are plywood with sapele veneer; I veneered up the large panel and cut the three smaller panels from it for grain continuity. Loose tenon joinery throughout. All walnut parts are 1” thick. It’s quite a robust chest. I installed torsion hinges from Rockler to eliminate the need for some sort of lid stay; they allow the top to stay open at any angle much like a laptop screen. Finish is tung oil and wax.

-- Dominic P.- Duxbury MA

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#1 posted 01-27-2011 04:19 AM

very nice trunk

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 01-27-2011 04:05 PM

First, I must say beautiful work. Secondly, is it from the plans found in Fine Woodworking Magazine? I saw a similar design done in maple and cherry. But again great work. Thanks for posting.

-- Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. --- George Washington Carver

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