Blanket Chest

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Project by RAH posted 2423 days ago 1658 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 2423 days ago

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 2423 days ago

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 2423 days ago

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 †

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#4 posted 2423 days ago

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 2423 days ago

Beautiful. neat idea with the racks inside.

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

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#6 posted 2423 days ago

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 2423 days ago

Nice, well executed design.

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#8 posted 2423 days ago

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 2423 days ago

wow… beautiful!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 2423 days ago

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

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#11 posted 2422 days ago

Beautiful chest, like the slotted shelves.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#12 posted 2422 days ago

I specially like the rack-like shelves.

-- Still learning everything

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#13 posted 2422 days ago

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 2422 days ago

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 2422 days ago

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

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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