3 Blanket chests

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Project by Don W posted 01-15-2012 08:58 PM 2633 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of three blanket chest I made for my daughter and a couple of her friends. Here is the blog if you are interested in the process and a quick cut list.

The frames are poplar. The panels and trim are Red oak. (panels are 1/4” ply) All of the lumber was self cut and has been air drying for a few years.

Thanks for looking.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 01-15-2012 09:02 PM

Another success Don. Have you given them away yet? If so, how did they like them? Well done sir.

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#2 posted 01-15-2012 09:10 PM

Excellent work, don. I’m sure that they will enjoy them.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 01-15-2012 09:15 PM

Shane, they are still in the shop. They will go when the baby showers are held. My daughter has seen the two that are gifts, but not hers yet, she still don’t know she’s getting it.

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#4 posted 01-15-2012 09:34 PM

Your the blanket chest expert good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-15-2012 10:59 PM

Very nice, Don.

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

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#6 posted 01-15-2012 11:35 PM

These are very nice. Great job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 01-16-2012 02:21 AM

like em alot

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#8 posted 01-16-2012 06:21 AM

Don is that a live edge I see on the back of two of them. nice touch.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#9 posted 01-16-2012 12:00 PM

Those are some nice chests. Good work. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#10 posted 01-16-2012 03:06 PM

They are really nice Don.
The girls must be full of smiles.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 01-16-2012 03:11 PM

Fantastic job Don. I really like these and I can’t believe you turned them out so fast. You have skills buddy.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#12 posted 01-16-2012 04:19 PM

Those are really nice! What do you do if you have 4 blankets and only 3 blanket chests?

Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#13 posted 01-16-2012 04:38 PM

Denis, that is a live edge.

Stumpy, I tie 2 together so they look like 1.

Andy, I have a bunch of skills. By skills you mean the capacity to do things that costs me lots of money. Right?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#14 posted 01-17-2012 07:40 PM

Great chests Don. I like the use of dovetails on the rails. Your daughter and her friends are going to love them.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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