Blanket Chest

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Project by CDavy posted 04-15-2012 07:35 PM 1581 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a blanket chest I made. A very challenging and fun project. It was my first with creating rail and stile panels on the the router table and using my new kreg jig.

The red panels are actually painted to mimic a faux leather finish. The frame is red oak finished with a red elm gel stain (left over from rocking horse project). The inside is lined with cedar t&g. The curved top is made from about 1-1/8” book matched oak strips that were beveled about 15 degrees on one side to keep a tight joint along the outside edges as they went around the arc.

I also decided to have it sit on pedestal feet-just because I liked the look.

Thanks for looking!

-- “Knowledge is limited; but imagination encircles the world”~Albert Einstein

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 08:55 PM

nice looking trunk.

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

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 10:11 PM

unique design good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 12:17 AM

nice looking trunk. I like the rail and stile design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 01:29 AM

Very nice job! Well done!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 08:28 AM

You did a great job. The top must have been really challenging, but it sure came out great. Thanks for sharing…...

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 02:57 PM

Very impressive looking build, it looks like it is something you would find in Your Grandparents attic ! Love it !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 06:48 PM

very nice. i’d love to see pictures of the inside too.

did you have it from plans?

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#8 posted 04-16-2012 09:47 PM

Love it, that’s a great design, it has a real good look to it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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