|Project by Stopher||posted 01-06-2013 10:06 PM||920 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
This is a blanket chest I made for some friends that recently had a baby girl. I actually made this a while ago and I’m just getting around to posting it now.
It ended up about 24” long by 12” wide by 18” tall. I figure it’s not too bad for ‘Depot’ #2 pine. The lid is make like a frame and panel door, the frame being quarter-sawn white pine, the panel is cedar. I think I found a good balance of making this quickly yet still nice enough to be on display. For example, the insides are a little rough, having left the scallops from my jack plane there’s a nice bit of texture. I joined the base skirt with a groove and a matching groove cut into the case. This proved to be quick (requiring only one setup with a combination plane) and it seems very sturdy. The hardware is just cheap stuff from the local hardware store that I aged in a mixture of lemon juice and salt. This is my first try at aging hardware and I’m almost pleased with the result.
I like the design, and I’m going to make a similar one for ourselves.
-- The bitterness of low quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. - Ben Franklin