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Project by BrianGT posted 09-25-2012 12:47 AM 2634 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a blanket chest that I made for my wife for our anniversary. It is made from cherry and silver birch and has a cedar bottom. The bread board ends were a little more challenging than anticipated but patience won. I was torn between making the panels flat or raised but as you can see I went with flat because I wanted the shape of the legs and the breadboard ends to stand out as well as the contrast between the heartwood and the sapwood of the birch. The finish is 3 coats of tung oil.
My wife loves it so thats what counts I suppose.

Thanks for looking.

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 12:57 AM

beautiful chest.thats a memory that’ll last a lifetime

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 12:58 AM

Very nice. Really like the breadboard ends.

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#3 posted 09-25-2012 01:35 AM

Good job with the floating tenon/spline joinery in contrast. Nice touch.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 09-25-2012 01:39 AM

Good looking project …nice work

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#5 posted 09-25-2012 03:20 AM

I like it. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#6 posted 09-25-2012 04:45 AM

nice work a super gift

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#7 posted 09-25-2012 05:09 AM

Beautiful Craftsmanship…..

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#8 posted 09-25-2012 03:45 PM

Nicely done. Like the design and details.

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#9 posted 09-25-2012 07:54 PM

looks great

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#10 posted 09-26-2012 12:22 AM

That chest looks great. Really love the style.

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