Walnut & Maple Blanket Chest

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Project by ScottAlan posted 06-04-2011 10:52 PM 2237 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut and maple blanket chest I just made. It was a wedding gift for some friends. The picture doesn’t show it, but the maple on the handles is heavily figured. It is a modified example of plans from either Woodsmith or Popular Woodworking. I lost the plans a while back and can’t remember. It has a shock absorber to prevent the lid from falling on little fingers.

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#1 posted 06-04-2011 11:05 PM

That is one heck of a chest, and a very nice wedding gift. well done sir!

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 02:30 AM

very nice chest beautiful work and very beautiful wood too

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#3 posted 06-05-2011 07:29 AM

Beautiful chest. What lucky friends you have to get a gift like this.

-- Scott in Texas

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 05:37 PM

Beautiful!, I’m thinking of making a chest and am curious how you attached the “frames” to the “corner posts” or “legs”?, if you wouldn’t mind sharing.

Thanks, Mario

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 03:50 AM

Beautiful Chest . The top is awesome, Very good build .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#6 posted 06-06-2011 04:57 AM

The plans called for LOTS of biscuit joints. The faces are all biscuited together. Then the faces are biscuited to the corner posts. I usually only use them for tabletops, but the project probably has five pounds of glued biscuits. It is very sturdy, but I hate joining everything that way. Very tedious…

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