|Project by tsangell||posted 12-17-2012 03:59 AM||1802 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a blanket chest I just built on commission. It started out as three immaculately clear pine boards, a pile of wrought/cut nails, and some hardware from Horton Brasses. There are no knots in the chest – it is entirely clear. Amazing material. I decided early on that it would be unpainted, which drove some design decisions, such as no return moulding.
Fully hand-built. Project firsts include: freehand dados with a sash saw, mortised hinges, gun-bluing hardware, and ogee feet with a compass. It’s also the largest piece of nailed furniture I’ve built. Props to Chris Schwarz and Roy Underhill for inspiration and accumulated how-to tidbits.
Like everything I make that leaves the shop, I secretly hope the customer doesn’t like it and lets me keep it. Cheers, and Merry Christmas!