Blanket Chest

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Project by RAH posted 01-13-2008 06:02 AM 1857 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my son and new daughter in law, just married in the snow at Yosemite Dec. 2008.

My first attempt at following purchased plans, I learned a lot during the process. It is made of cherry, the kids requested the stain. I added the shelves using aromatic cedar, three separate shelve to move and retrieve what is under them.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#1 posted 01-13-2008 06:05 AM

Looks great! I bet it smells nice inside.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-13-2008 06:06 AM

Very nice…. I’m sure they will or do love it. I especially like the added shelves. May ask where the plans are originated?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 01-13-2008 06:10 AM

Dec 2008 Wow they got married early.

Nice job on the chest Looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 01-13-2008 06:19 AM

Did not take me long to get use to 08, Dec. 2007 my mistake. I will get back on the plan origination.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#5 posted 01-13-2008 06:28 AM

Beautiful. neat idea with the racks inside.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#6 posted 01-13-2008 07:49 AM

Great looking chest – I also like the open rack shelves and the cedar was a good touch. Best wishes to the new Bride and Groom.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 01-13-2008 11:24 AM

Nice, well executed design.

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#8 posted 01-13-2008 01:49 PM

Beautiful piece Ron. I like the frame and panel top. Were the plans from wood magazine?

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#9 posted 01-13-2008 02:07 PM

wow… beautiful!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 01-13-2008 02:37 PM

Wow, the figure in the cherry is great, very beautiful chest.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#11 posted 01-13-2008 03:24 PM

Beautiful chest, like the slotted shelves.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#12 posted 01-13-2008 05:34 PM

I specially like the rack-like shelves.

-- Still learning everything

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#13 posted 01-13-2008 05:54 PM

I also well like the open shelfs. Great creativity. I also love working with cherry. It really pops when finished. I love the entire package. Its going to be added to my Favorite File for future consturction when my skills catch up with my desires.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#14 posted 01-13-2008 06:00 PM

Beautiful chest, made one for my daughter, she loved it. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 01-13-2008 06:46 PM

A great looking chest Ron. Are the panels cherry as well? Great job.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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