Mini Penn blanket chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by JeremyPringle posted 08-18-2011 05:31 AM 1926 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a blanket chest that I made Penn style! Even though I did not have enough $ to make it full sized, it is still a nice size. It was about 20” wide. I was able to make it out of one long wide walnut board that I found. I made this almost entirey from hand tools. Hnan planed to size and thickness, hand dovetailed, even the drawers are half blind lipped dovetails which I hand cut as well. The finish is BLO and amber shellac that I cut myself. I cant wait to make another one.

9 comments so far

View gul's profile


400 posts in 3111 days

#1 posted 08-18-2011 08:01 AM

That is some neat job done there.Very nice.I love the legs.

View David Grimes's profile

David Grimes

2078 posts in 2788 days

#2 posted 08-18-2011 08:05 AM

THAT is a sweet chest in every way.

I have added to my favorites. I have to build a “hope chest” for a daughter. The drawers and furniture legs are a great touch that i might have to incorporate into her project. Thanks for posting your great project.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

View Tim Kindrick's profile

Tim Kindrick

369 posts in 2703 days

#3 posted 08-19-2011 12:57 AM

Walnut is always beautiful and this is no exception!! Great job!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

View itsmic's profile


1419 posts in 3267 days

#4 posted 08-19-2011 04:30 PM

Nice Piece, Doing all the work by hand is a great accomplishment, bet Your arms and hands got sore a few times, I call it “becoming one with the wood” Beautiful wood and fine craftsmanship makes this a real keeper, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

View Bertha's profile


13550 posts in 2842 days

#5 posted 08-19-2011 04:57 PM

Very handsome. I love the d-tailed plinth.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

View Neightdogg's profile


48 posts in 3173 days

#6 posted 08-20-2011 04:54 AM

I like this style quite a bit, nice job.

-- Nathan

View dwlckn's profile


47 posts in 2713 days

#7 posted 08-21-2011 04:39 AM

Lovely chest, you have done yourself proud.

-- “Enjoy what you do, or do something else!”

View eddie's profile


8565 posts in 2762 days

#8 posted 03-11-2012 02:32 AM

nice chest .like the draws and legs.guess i’m going to do like David did and use this on mt kids chest .great job on the chest.nice dove tails too thanks for posting

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

View saproc's profile


80 posts in 2389 days

#9 posted 04-11-2012 07:13 PM

very nice chest you have built there. well done

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics