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Project by Ampeater posted 03-02-2008 08:14 PM 2484 views 17 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another project that I made a few years ago. My wife loves to make quilts and made the one that is on our king-size bed. I decided that we needed a Blanket Chest (Quilt Chest) for the foot of the bed. I designed this one. Primary wood is red oak, both plywood and hardwood. The inlay is 1/4” thick cherry, walnut, purpleheart, ash, and poplar. If you look close you can see that the design of the quilt blocks and the inlayed blocks are the same.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 03-02-2008 08:19 PM

That will go in my favorites! I especially love the matching quilt/chest detail.

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#2 posted 03-02-2008 08:40 PM

Beautiful! When things slow down a little, inlay and marquetry is on my list of things to learn how to do. I think it’s the next step for my furniture.

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#3 posted 03-02-2008 08:46 PM

That is awesome. My curent quilt box says rubbermaid on it. On my growing list of things I want to build. Well done.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#4 posted 03-02-2008 10:01 PM

Great looking chest! Very good job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 03-02-2008 10:19 PM

wow.. from the thumbnails, I thought you had attached an actual quilt block to the front … very impressive.
boy would my Mom go “woo hooo” over this one!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 03-02-2008 10:33 PM

Very impressive. This is something to be proud of.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 03-02-2008 11:17 PM

This is an excellent piece. The inlay makes this one special. Did you design the inlay to match the quilt or did your wife make the quilt to match the inlay?

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 03-02-2008 11:33 PM

this is the 4th time I’ve looked at this one today. Looks better each time. really nice job.

welcome to lumberjocks.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Ampeater

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#9 posted 03-03-2008 12:07 AM

The wife did the quilt first.

The most difficult part was getting the angles on the inlay exactly right.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#10 posted 03-03-2008 12:08 AM

Very nicely done. Each piece compliments each other. You both are a master of your craft.

Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 03-03-2008 02:49 AM

Wonderful piece! I’ve favorited it also – it’s great the way you brought the quilt pattern into the chest itself.

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#12 posted 03-03-2008 03:09 AM

Very nice,beautiful

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

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#13 posted 03-03-2008 07:04 AM

Wow, over the top!

What’s next??

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#14 posted 03-03-2008 01:00 PM

Fantastic! That is major league nice.

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#15 posted 03-03-2008 03:57 PM

Getting the angles right in fabric is difficult enough. The quilt pattern in wood is beautiful. I enjoyed seeing this very much.
Christina

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