Ash Blanket Chest

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Project by Nearlynormal1 posted 05-24-2011 11:29 PM 1993 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid ash raised panel blanket chest measuring 47”x 19”x 19”

Lined with cedar. 3 coats of gel clear finish ( Good Stuff ) followed by paste wax applied with 000 steel wool.

Made this in Woodworking class in Castro Valley, Ca. Taught by Jim Vice.

-- Patrice, Northern California

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 11:49 PM

Ash is an underrated wood. This is just beautiful. Great design too. I love it.

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

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#2 posted 05-25-2011 12:34 AM

Very nice… I’d have found a way to hide those pocket screw holes though.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#3 posted 05-25-2011 12:52 AM

Beautiful. You did a great job.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 05-25-2011 01:24 AM

It looks really nice.

The grain came out great. I need to try that “good stuff”.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 05-25-2011 01:31 AM

Very nice. Good job.

-- Life is good.

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#6 posted 05-25-2011 05:04 AM

Looks great – I love it.

-- -- Mike Beauvais

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#7 posted 05-25-2011 11:49 AM

What a great looking chest! The ash really looks nice. Well done.

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

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#8 posted 05-25-2011 02:08 PM

Beautiful work!

-- christopheralan

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#9 posted 05-25-2011 02:58 PM

Very nice!!!!!

-- Isaac Mitchell, Anderson,Indiana,

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#10 posted 05-25-2011 05:40 PM

Very nice, the panels at the top have a lot of character.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 05-26-2011 06:31 AM

Thanks for the nice comments!

-- Patrice, Northern California

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#12 posted 05-26-2011 06:32 AM

I like


so fine

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 05-28-2011 05:59 PM

Beautiful Chest, wonderful design with fine construction, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#14 posted 05-28-2011 06:10 PM

Very pretty.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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