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Hickory and Ash Blanket Chest from FWW

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Project by jred posted 03-23-2012 12:35 PM 2022 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Peter Turner’s blanket chest was highlighted in a 2009 issue of FWW, and as soon as I saw it, I wanted to build one. When my wife and I decided to re-arrange the living room, this provided a great opportunity to replace our old press-wood coffee table with something durable and functional. The dimensions were slightly altered from Pete’s article as were a few of the angles and the design of the panels. The case is made of 4/4 Hickory and the panels are 1/2” solid ash. Instead of curved legs, I opted for straight legs cut at a 6 degree angle. Although it’s hard to see in the pictures, the case faces and sides all come together at a 3 degree angle and are held together with floating tenons. Finish is waterlox for durability and protection from spills.





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#1 posted 03-23-2012 01:43 PM

Well done, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 03-23-2012 02:11 PM

Great looking piece there. I’m sure it will outlast the other thing you had LOL..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 03-23-2012 02:29 PM

Nice looking. I’m with Eagle1, death to MDF furniture everywhere.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-23-2012 02:47 PM

Spectacular piece. Nice Job!!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#5 posted 03-23-2012 03:35 PM

A friend of mine asked me to fix a headboard for a bed she bought at a yard sale, I agreed—then when I saw it was made of particle board and told her that I could make her a new one a lot easier, but she balked at the 125.00 I would charge her. I thought that 125 would be a price that anyone would jump on.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#6 posted 03-23-2012 07:18 PM

jred: You really did a exceptionally fine job with the chest. It looks so well made and finished! It is an heirloom pc, for sure.

Lizzardhead: $125 for a headboard? That’s a steal for any hb made w/any hardwood! She’s an idiot who’s already paid too much for that junk in a garage sale! Nowadays, $125 would hardly cover the cost of the wood!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#7 posted 03-23-2012 10:56 PM

I really like it; it’s a good design and it’s put toghether well

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 03-24-2012 03:37 AM

Great design .
Like a lot .

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#9 posted 03-24-2012 01:49 PM

That came out great, nice job

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

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