Blanket Chest

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Project by Billinmich posted 05-03-2008 07:11 PM 1744 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my neighbor.Red oak with cedar lining.She loved my wife’s and asked me to make one for her.Don’t mind the messy shop,I clean it once in a while

-- Bill in Mich

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#1 posted 05-03-2008 08:04 PM

This is a very nice blanket chest. She will injoy it for years to come. Nice job on the look of it. Very nice!!!

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#2 posted 05-03-2008 08:08 PM

Great looking blanket chest. It looks long. What are the measurements/

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 05-03-2008 08:16 PM

48” long 18”high 18”wide

-- Bill in Mich

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#4 posted 05-03-2008 09:16 PM

Bill, very nice blanket chest. How did you join the corners? They look mitered

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#5 posted 05-03-2008 10:41 PM

Great chest, Bill. I love the look of oak.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 05-04-2008 01:36 AM


That is a beautiful chest. The raised panels and the wide feet give it a distinctive appeal. I like the bright brass hardware as well.

Great post. Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 05-04-2008 08:27 AM

Great looking chest. It’s quite a contrast to the dark one I made. Nice job!

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-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 05-04-2008 02:37 PM

Beautiful. Looks great.

-- JJohn

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#9 posted 07-31-2008 10:40 PM

Great looking blanket chest.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#10 posted 08-03-2008 10:49 PM

Awesome Bill! – what’s the joint you used to join the corners of the chest sides? I’m designing a chest with a similar look, and would love to see a close-up of how you did that…

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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Craftsman on the lake

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#11 posted 02-12-2009 03:49 PM

stunning blanket chest. Something about it that just stands out. I’m considering making hope chests for my daughters in the near future. i look at a lot of chests online and on LJ’s. Yours is the one I like the best.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#12 posted 02-13-2009 12:16 AM

A very nice chest! Looks great, you did well!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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