Arts and Crafts blanket chest

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Project by mpinjp posted 03-23-2011 06:46 PM 3477 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

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#1 posted 03-23-2011 06:51 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-23-2011 07:29 PM

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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#3 posted 03-23-2011 08:05 PM

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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#4 posted 03-23-2011 08:12 PM

That’s a beauty!

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

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#5 posted 03-23-2011 08:18 PM

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

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#6 posted 03-23-2011 08:22 PM

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

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#7 posted 03-23-2011 08:49 PM

very nice chest,,I like the contrasting woods together

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#8 posted 03-23-2011 11:24 PM

Nice looking blankest chest.

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#9 posted 03-24-2011 02:14 AM

Beautiful work. I love the A & C style.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#10 posted 03-24-2011 04:33 AM

Nice work! Welcome to LJ’s!

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#11 posted 03-24-2011 04:41 PM

Well done….

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

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#12 posted 03-25-2011 01:40 AM


-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#13 posted 03-25-2011 02:42 AM

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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