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Project by mpinjp posted 1224 days ago 2740 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chest last year using plans from Popular Woodworking.
I used Sapele wood, and birdseye maple veneer.

-- Myanna, Boston http://www.myanna.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1224 days ago

Welcome to LJs
This is one fine blanket chest,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 1224 days ago

Well done blanket chest and great choice for your wood pairing!

Looking forward to seeing more of your work and welcome to LumberJocks.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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hickeymad

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#3 posted 1224 days ago

Looks fantastic! You chose the veneer over solid wood for the panels due to cost or due to concerns over wood movement?

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 1224 days ago

That’s a beauty!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Asher

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#5 posted 1224 days ago

That is sweet, love the blond bridseye w/ the sapele!

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mpinjp

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#6 posted 1224 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments!
I used veneer on mdf board for stability, wood movement concerns. The original Stickley design uses solid wood, but the designer of this chest suggested the veneer and mdf to avoid cracking.

-- Myanna, Boston http://www.myanna.com

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Dan Hux

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#7 posted 1224 days ago

very nice chest,,I like the contrasting woods together

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1223 days ago

Nice looking blankest chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Skylark53

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#9 posted 1223 days ago

Beautiful work. I love the A & C style.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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DraftsmanRick

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#10 posted 1223 days ago

Nice work! Welcome to LJ’s!

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 1223 days ago

Well done….

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

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MasterSergeant

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#12 posted 1222 days ago

Ditto’s

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Mcnervy

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#13 posted 1222 days ago

I have been saving that magazine for the next time I get to pick a project
I love your wood choices
Great job

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem

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