Blanket Chest

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Project by David posted 05-28-2011 11:51 PM 1672 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a blanket chest I built as a wedding present for my nephew. It is made of red oak with lots of natural character.I followed Norms plan except for raised panels facing outward and added a sliding tray.

-- instagram@davidminnixwoodworking

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Eric in Central Florida.

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 12:32 AM

Beautiful work there David.
Top to bottom, it is really nice.
I bet your nephew loves it.

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 12:42 AM

Well done! What finish did you use?

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 01:02 AM

The finish I used was an NGR stain,penetrating stain,washcoat and glaze followed by sealer,sand and three topcoats then rubbed out with #0000 steel wool and paste wax.

-- instagram@davidminnixwoodworking

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 01:11 AM

excellent work

and what a great
wedding gift

lot’s of love
all around

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 02:37 PM

Very nice. I love the grain patterns and the finish. Good work.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 08:04 PM

Lucky nephew! This will be a cherished heirloom . Love the design and fiinish!

-- Patrice, Northern California

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