Blanket Chest #3 - Nichole (September 2012)

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Project by JSB posted 09-17-2012 03:57 AM 1614 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my third chest to build. It is a wedding present for my sister. I went with the same design as my last chest as it was just easy to build. I do not have a bandsaw anymore and did not want to arch the base with a jigsaw so I decided to leave it solid and add casters to the bottom. This one has a few more knots in it. With the fake floating panel design I could get away with using the deeper knots. In a few places the knots have splits that are pretty deep. I think it adds character. This is also the first project that I sprayed a the topcoat on. It is two coats of thinned Amber Shellac and a Polycrylic topcoat. I am very satisfied with the way the finish turned out. Total cost is around $80 using cheap lumber :)
- Jay

Link to my SketchUp file:

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 09-17-2012 12:14 PM

Nice looking chest. Did you put any finish on the inside to keep fabric from snagging on the plywood?
Thanks for showing.

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 01:50 PM

Thanks! No I did not put any finish on the inside. Im taking it from Mississippi to Michigan this Wednesday. The inside is sanded so nothing should snag. I may just go ahead and spray it. Thanks again!

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#3 posted 09-20-2012 01:28 AM

That’s a nice simple design that is well executed… three in a row no less! Cool!

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#4 posted 10-15-2012 04:31 AM

For those interested I added a link to my SketchUp file

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