Blanket chest from dump wood

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Project by Yamamaha posted 588 days ago 1379 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love our town dump. That’s where I’ve been doing my christmas shopping.

Found this big, heavy fir door there last month. I finally cut it up last week to make this chest. It’s a present for someone who really likes the rustic look. It was so heavy, I decided to put bed hooks on it so it could be taken apart and moved around with ease.

I started sandng it, and decided that the look was interesting, so am leaving it. They can always paint it later. The top is the last of my Craigslist roof boards. The bottom is western red cedar…which those two boards costs as much as a tank of gas (won’t do that again!).

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#1 posted 588 days ago

A true one of a kind well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 588 days ago

Aside from the pluses of lumber ruse, this is an interesting/creative idea, out of the box so to speak. I would expect something like this to be seen in a high end vacation cabin.

-- Barry

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 587 days ago

Local landfills here won’t alow anything to be taken back out. Big waste.

Good salvage, nice project.

-- 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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#4 posted 587 days ago

One man’s trash….... It does look pretty “beefy”, but dumpster diving is the best.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#5 posted 587 days ago

Great looking blanket chest. Thanks for sharing. I do my best dumpster diving on the free section of Craig’s List! This chest is going to make someone a great Christmas gift.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 587 days ago

Beautiful chest, really slick idea with the bed hooks.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 587 days ago

Well done and economical too. I have used a similar door only wider as a headboard for our kingsized bed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 587 days ago

Really like the bed hook idea… well done. Nice construction of reusable wood.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#9 posted 587 days ago


-- ~Julie~

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#10 posted 585 days ago

Clever idea on the bed hangers. I like that. I’m gonna have to check out my city dump. I never knew you could take stuff out!

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