|Project by BigRedKnothead||posted 02-12-2013 03:08 PM||2543 views||9 times favorited||16 comments|
I saw this blanket chest in Woodworkers Journal a few years back and I had to make it. I suppose you could say this is the grandfather to my latest sideboard and other creations. Also the start of a love affair with qtr sawn oak.
This piece had a lot of ‘firsts’ for me. First, bookmatched panels(little harder than I thought), first arched stiles, first mitred splines, first breadboard ends. All came out pretty well.
Sorry I don’t have a pics of the construction. This was before I did that. Mostly mortise and tenon planels. Of course it’s qtr sawn white oak. I made some tongue and groove cedar for the bottom. The hinges are rockler torsion hinges.
-- Red-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer