Small Cherry Blanket Chest

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Project by David posted 02-10-2007 11:51 PM 5368 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my third project, a small cherry blanket chest. I am preparing my first blog detailing this project which will be posted soon – just sorting out details of where to host my images for upload to LJ. This was a fun projetc and I learned a lot about planning, joinery and finishing. I also applied a lot of things I learned on LJ.

This chest was constructed with frame and panel construction using mortise and tenon joinery. The bottom is tongue and grooved aromatic cedar.


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#1 posted 02-10-2007 11:58 PM

David this is a very nice piece. The more details you provide on your blog write-up the better. Dimensions, finish, challenges, etc.

Looks great, keep up the good work!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 02-11-2007 12:08 AM

Beautiful simple good job

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#3 posted 02-11-2007 12:21 AM

Thanks for the kind words!

I will post details on the blog. I am excited about entering the world of blogging! Hope I don’t ramble too much. I did learn alot and plan on sharing “my big mistake” and how I corrected the mistake.

Thanks for all the expert advice on this website. Lumberjocks is my most visited site.


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 02-11-2007 01:31 AM

Very nice David.
The plain, & simple straight lines of it allows the beauty of the wood grain to stand out.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 02-11-2007 02:33 AM

Hello David;
—-very nicely done, and I also like the use of mortise and tenon joinery!

Now you can wait over the coming years and just watch that cherry wood darken to a golden red splendour. I’m looking forward to reading the blog report.

As far as where to host those images at, I use and which work good.


-- --frank, NH,

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#6 posted 02-12-2007 05:31 AM

Stellar chest David, I am a fan of this type of project and your workmanship – nice job!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#7 posted 05-01-2007 05:40 AM

Beautiful art piece Dave. This is outstanding woodworking here.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#8 posted 05-01-2007 07:28 PM

Thanks for the great comments! Things have been hectic here which has cut into my shop time a bit. The finished piece sold at auction for $2500 supporting a great cause in Sisters, Oregon.


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#9 posted 05-01-2007 07:55 PM

Congratulations on the finished project and the auction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 05-01-2007 08:04 PM

Excellent. Well done indeed

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 05-01-2007 09:32 PM

Hi David

Very nice piece of furniture you made and it looks very strong construction.
I’m waiting for the Blog to see the details.

You can be very proud that it was sold for $2500 (I would).

As for pictures hosting, I found the “Photobucket” to be the easiest to use (and you noticed how many pics I posted).
Never mind which host you are going to use, just a word from experience: Before you load the pics, Resize them to 530×398 so they will “enter” to the narrow forum format page of LJ.

If you need details about how to use “Photobucket” or picture resizing program, please PM me.


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#12 posted 05-01-2007 09:41 PM

Thanks everyone for the encouragement!

Niki – Thanks for the photo tips. You are the photo master!


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#13 posted 05-02-2007 04:43 AM

Well done David.

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

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#14 posted 05-02-2007 04:55 AM

ooh, thanks for figuring out the 530 limit… I was using 400, but now 500. now I know I can share 6% more!!!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#15 posted 05-02-2007 10:54 AM

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