Blanket Chest in Cedar and Black Walnut

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Project by Marshall posted 11-27-2012 08:08 PM 2101 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this blanket chest for my new nephew out of black walnut and lined the inside with aromatic cedar. This is my first frame and panel design as well as my first project with bookmatching. The top is also bookmatched from a single slab.

-- Marshall -

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 08:30 PM

Nice job. Chest is gorgeous.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 10:12 PM

Beautiful. How thick is that walnut? I’d love to do that but my sawyer only cuts 4/4 and that’s too thick to use.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 10:30 PM


The legs and the horizontal stretcher are 1.5” finished thickness. The lid and the ledge are 1”, the frames are 0.75”, and the panels are 0.5”.

Everything was cut from 8/4 stock.

-- Marshall -

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 03:54 AM

Nice use of some beautiful wood. the bookmatched panels look terrific. I can’t wait to get my hands on some black walnut to use for a project.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#5 posted 11-28-2012 04:15 PM

beautiful piece

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#6 posted 12-02-2012 01:23 PM

I love it that you decided to line this with cedar! I wish I would have thought of that before recently building a blanket chest in Ash. Great idea!

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

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