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Cherry Blanket Chest

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Project by David posted 01-26-2007 08:15 AM 4229 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project. It is a cherry, red oak and aromatic cedar blanket chest built for the annual school auction where my kids attend middle school. It is a frame and panel construction with a breadboard lid. A commemorative decal inside the chest lists the wood species. The inspiration and plans are from The New Yankee Workshop.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com





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Shawn

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#1 posted 01-26-2007 09:20 AM

very nice, my uncle made my wife and I this exact same chest for our wedding, I love it…I wish he put a bread board top on his htough… oph well he isnt a wood worker and it looks gorgous

-- Cheers

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David

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#2 posted 01-26-2007 09:27 AM

Thanks Shawn. This forum has been very motivational. Figured I should take the leap and post a project of my own.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Don

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#3 posted 01-26-2007 10:00 AM

David, thanks for posting this beautiful piece. It has real warmth, even without the candles. I like it a lot.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 01-26-2007 01:19 PM

very beautiful – and inspiring.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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David

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#5 posted 01-26-2007 05:57 PM

Thanks so much for the kind comments! Don you are right about the candles! That was to “spice it up a bit” for the auction catalog.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Quentin

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#6 posted 01-26-2007 07:02 PM

Very nice project David!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 01-26-2007 09:22 PM

Beautiful, very nice project. Let us see some more.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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dmath

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#8 posted 01-31-2007 03:28 AM

Very nicely done. It has a very warm appearance.

David

-- David Mathias, http://www.wood-and-light.com

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scottb

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#9 posted 01-31-2007 04:47 AM

Very nice, great job.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#10 posted 04-08-2007 12:43 AM

How did the auction go?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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David

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#11 posted 04-08-2007 12:56 AM

Wayne -

Auction went well – this chest went for $300. My other cherry chest is being auctioned in two weeks. Wiil keep you posted!

David

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Drew1House

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#12 posted 04-08-2007 01:09 AM

What a great idea… (The auction, the chest and your generosity) Hope the second one does at least as well. I like the cedar bottom…

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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WayneC

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#13 posted 04-08-2007 01:10 AM

I bet it will go for double. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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PanamaJack

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#14 posted 04-23-2007 02:33 AM

Norm strikes again. You have to admit, he good. But this is just as good if not better. Is this like or similar to a “mission style” chest?

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Wooder

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#15 posted 04-23-2007 03:18 AM

Very nice work David! I love the cherry.

-- Jimmy

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