blanket box. black walnut and splated elm

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Project by bdft posted 02-25-2012 03:36 AM 3067 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is for my niece’s upcoming wedding, I wanted to give them something special. I picked a shaker style although slightly modified done in black walnut and spalted elm finished in shellac.

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 03:51 AM

That’s way beyond shaker very very nice blanket box.

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 04:09 AM

great looking, great color contrast, great woods, alltogether make a very nice gift. AND Wellcome to lumberjocks….

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 04:21 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 08:29 AM

Like it. Love the wood. Great finish.

-- Rod, London UK

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 08:45 AM

Nice work, those colors look amazing together.

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 10:04 AM

Graceful curves, beautiful raised panels, is that aromatic cedar in the interior?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 12:36 PM

It’s a beautiful chest and a nice style.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 03:18 PM


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#9 posted 02-25-2012 06:27 PM

really nice job, great gift for the wedding.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#10 posted 02-27-2012 02:49 PM

Beautiful!!! Making one myself that is similiar. Hope to post when done. Mine is a toy chest I am making for a friends daughter.

-- Steve at WeekendWoodworking

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#11 posted 09-02-2012 08:14 PM

Love the raised panels.

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#12 posted 07-22-2015 03:29 AM

Is this project three years old? Still looks fantastic. Superb chest. Fantastic looking grain, fine workmanship, excellent design.

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