my wifes blanket chest

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Project by Abram posted 05-03-2012 10:32 PM 1212 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I try and make it a tradition every year to make gifts for those I know for Christmas. Well a couple years ago I made this blanket chest for my wife. I wa new to techniques so I was winging alot of what I was doing. I started with a sheet of ply wood. Cut out my box panels. I routered a grove in all the pieces across the bottom so that I could slide in the bottom piece. I then used a biscuit cutter on the side of the box panles to attach them together. Once I had them all ready I glued them togehter. I then cut out trim pieces to go around the outside. I wanted a real sharp looking edge so I 45 cut the trim pieces then glues them on which was a pain to do see the photo. At this point I started on the lid. I just cut out a piece from the plywood. I then biscuit cut some trim for the lid and attached them. I live in Utah so our winters get brutal and my shop is my garage and all I got for a heater is a little r2d2 karosine thing. So I took the box to work to stain. I was able to stain it then let the heater bake it. Once that was done I lined the inside with red felt. I attached the hardware and hinges and inspected my work. I liked how it turned out. I learned some tricks and got to give a gift to my wife I was happy about.

-- "That will Work"

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 11:00 PM


To quote you, “That will Work”

Nice solid piece of furniture there.

Keep up the good work and remember…

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 05-04-2012 01:11 AM

Great looking chest, I like the color stain you chose, finished it off very nicely.

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

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