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Project by Joel Shappell posted 06-28-2013 01:57 AM 1519 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stole this design from Taunton Press’ “Blanket Chests” page 114 by J-P Vilkman. I had to guess at a few of the dimensions so it’s not identical by any means. I also chose to use Red Oak with Walnut handles, Frame and Panel construction. My first large piece of furniture. Was fun to make and learned quite a bit. If I had anything to do over, I would change the wood ‘grain’ selection. Also had a cedar bottom. Built it to go in front of a window as a ‘window seat’, but somehow it ended up as a coffee table in front of the couch. And instead of holding blankets, it currently holds the kids misc. electronics that are usually all over the house. 18” deep, 60” wide, 24” high. Hinges are made from Red Oak dowels.





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#1 posted 06-28-2013 03:31 AM

Beautiful piece. I like the handles it makes it stand out and be noticed. How much time do you have in it>

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#2 posted 06-28-2013 04:15 AM

3 weeks effort.

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#3 posted 06-28-2013 04:34 AM

Unique design and good build.

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#4 posted 06-28-2013 11:26 AM

Very nice Joel, a beautiful piece of furniture….Great job.

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#5 posted 06-28-2013 02:50 PM

Beautiful looking chest. Nice work!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 06-28-2013 05:23 PM

nice looking chest.

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#7 posted 06-28-2013 08:10 PM

Well done Joel, walnut handles look great with the red oak.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#8 posted 07-01-2013 03:28 PM

Like it, unique design and beautiful wood combo. It’s functional and love the big storage. Great work!

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