|Project by Terry Ferguson||posted 09-11-2012 04:56 PM||2005 views||11 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a blanket chest that is strong enough to sit on, has wooden hinges, and made of scrap lumber, pallet boards, some purchased scrap bin boards and purchased aromatic cedar. Wood species used are: cherry, hickory, basswood, maple, ash, sycamore, red birch, red oak, and walnut.
The cherry legs are 1 3/8” x 3 3/4” and slope in 5 degrees at top. All other parts are 7/8” thick x 2 3/4” wide. The top breadboard ends are 3 3/4” wide. All panels are edge laminated boards 5/16” thick that have been cold pressed on both sides of salvaged 1/4” MDF cores for a total thickness of 7/8”. The edges have an 1/8” step reveal.
The hinges are hickory with removable steel pins and made to stop at 100 degrees.
All flat surfaces are scraped not sanded and all edges chamfered. No sanding was done during prep to give the surfaces more of a hand made feel.
The long rails are mortised/ lapped into legs 1/4” proud and pegged with 5/8” white oak dowels that are left 1/8” proud and have hand chiseled edges. All joints are continuous 3/8” x 1” splines of red oak and walnut.
Finish is one coat Danish Oil and two coats waterbourne polyurethane.
16” wide x 51 3/8” long x 18” high.
-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon