Cherry Blanket Chest

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Project by TinKnocker posted 12-26-2011 06:56 AM 1418 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first real woods project, as my first hobby is classic car restoration. It is a cherry blanket chest with a solid aromatic cedar bottom, made for my future wife as a Christmas present. The chest was designed and built first using a 3d modeling software called Autodesk Inventor. It is a classic raised panel design with the added touch of 3 interior laser engraves. The first is Jess and her daughter, the second is her and I, and the 3rd is a phrase about family. I hope she likes it.

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#1 posted 12-26-2011 07:04 AM

Very nice chest a clean build the laser engraving is a nice touch.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-26-2011 08:52 AM

She’d be crazy not to like it. Very nicely done.

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#3 posted 12-26-2011 03:06 PM

That is a very beautiful chest, I love the laser ingravings, it really personalizes it.

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#4 posted 12-26-2011 03:36 PM

Very nice chest. I like the trim around the top.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#5 posted 12-26-2011 03:41 PM

Very nice work, I’m looking into adding a laser to my CNC. Great Post!

-- Marty Ohio

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#6 posted 12-26-2011 05:17 PM

If you are very lucky she probably likes it because that is a nice piece of work. Cherry = verry nice!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#7 posted 12-26-2011 11:24 PM

Beautiful. This is your first woodworking project? If this chest is your first, Id love to see how good you are with cars!.... Nice work with the stiles and rail bit…Flawless!

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#8 posted 12-27-2011 02:27 AM

Very beautiful chest keep up the good work,

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