A&C Style Blanket Chest

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Project by AandCstyle posted 625 days ago 1942 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plans for this came from Wood magazine since I had’d made a chest previously. Normally, I make my own plans. The wood is qswo with aromatic cedar laid over the plywood bottom panel. Overall, the chest measures 45” wide by 21.5”deep by 20.5” high. The frames are made with groove and stub tenon joinery. The panels were re-sawn on my band saw. I pre-finished the panels to avoid having unfinished wood show during the winter months. Everything was sanded to 180G before finishing. I sprayed shellac then Target’s EM6000 for the clear coats. There are 3 coats of the EM6000 on the sides and inside and 4 coats for the lid. I scuff sanded after the shellac and sanded before the final coat with 400G to remove any nibs. This was a nice easy project. I hope the beautiful grain shows up well in these pix. Thanks for looking.

-- Art

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#1 posted 625 days ago

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 625 days ago

Hey Art, that is a nice one. It looks really stout, and the figure of the wood really shines through.
Well done, you got the look just right!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 625 days ago

Winning piece!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 625 days ago

I think my idea of an “easy project” and yours may be different. Very nice build.

-- "Drill as many holes as you want. We have plenty of putty."

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#5 posted 625 days ago

Ah hah! I can do that! All I need to do is get the pin nailer out, empty the chest and ping, ping, ping! Cool! I like that cedar floor addition! Yeah, your rendition in QS Oak is really an eye catcher!

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

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#6 posted 624 days ago

Beautiful Chest, Art.

-- Experience: What you have left after you've lost everything else.

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#7 posted 624 days ago

Looks great ,a beautiful chest.

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#8 posted 624 days ago

Clean and sophisticated

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#9 posted 624 days ago

I really like the clean sharp lines of this chest. The cedar lined interior base will keep those blankets safe. I would have to rate this piece 5 stars * I like the sprayed finish! Do you have a spray booth or how do you and where did you spray this chest? Art..Great work..Congratulations!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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#10 posted 624 days ago

That’s beautiful grain. QSWO is some amazing wood.

-- "What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway." -Mother Teresa

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#11 posted 624 days ago

Beautiful blanket chest.

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#12 posted 624 days ago

Art, You really captured the the grain patterns in this piece. Great selection and matching.
I built one a while back, (red oak) not as nice as yours, and SWMBO said that she was concernd that the cedar aroma from the botom would be blocked by the blankets stacked on it.
So then she said line the back pannel … Well it turned out well and seems to work. (Geez, that’s hard to admit)
I really like the Craftsman touch ot this piece, both in style and workmanship.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#13 posted 624 days ago

This is really nice. It is my eyes playing tricks on me, or is there a slight chamfer undercut on the lid?


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