blanket chest

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Project by Timber_Cruiser posted 01-29-2008 10:32 PM 2091 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a new yankee project that I made about two years ago for my wife to accompany the hutch in our dining room. It is made of pine and finished with polyurethane. The panels are edge glued solid wood and there is tongue and groove cedar boards in the bottom. The lid is biscuit jointed. She is currently storing all her childhood memories in there. This is my first chest. To date, I have made a total of 5 of them. My favorite is one made out of oak, stained with minwax golden oak. I made another one out of poplar with minwax dark walnut stain for my stepmother’s christmas gift. She was more than pleased with it. The other two were made of pine and stained with dark walnut. I didn’t like the stain but everybody else loved them. I will try to post pictures of those two as soon as possible.

-- Don't delay, do it today! If God is your Copilot, switch seats.

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#1 posted 01-29-2008 11:58 PM

Very nice chest. I’ve been wanting to make a nice blanket – I’d just have to figure out where to put it!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#2 posted 01-29-2008 11:59 PM

This is a nice chest. With 5 of these beneath your belt obviously they are all successes. We tend to focus too much on the less than perfect details of our work. If you other family members were pleased with the results then that is really all that is important.

Nice work. I am interested in seeing the other chests.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 01-30-2008 12:08 AM

This is great. I’d like to see the others, too.

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#4 posted 01-30-2008 01:10 AM

Nice job, Norm should be pleased.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 01-30-2008 01:57 AM

very nice work t c im sure everyone was well pleased

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#6 posted 01-30-2008 11:21 AM

Well done.

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

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#7 posted 07-01-2008 01:39 AM

Very nice work thanks for sharing

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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