|Project by dclark1943||posted 05-31-2012 01:52 PM||3530 views||21 times favorited||11 comments|
Good morning Lumber Jocks ! Thought I would share a recent project; a walnut and cherry wood blanket chest commissioned as a graduation gift. The lady shared that it was a tradition in her family. and picked a plan from the internet :http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-plans/furniture/bedroom/heirloom-chest/ I downloaded the plan and went to work. It is fairly straight forward frame and panel construction, and finished with tung oil. The nicest feature of the chest is the “cap” that is screwed onto the top edge of the carcass. I wouldn’t have thought of that on my own, and thought it wouldn’t look good, but it really dressed up the project. I opted to leave the brass screws that fasten it exposed, but they could be plugged with walnut, or even highlighted with a contrasting wood or fake ivory or something similar.
-- Dave, Kansas City