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Project by Dogboy posted 08-13-2013 02:54 AM 1493 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Everyone wants blanket chests. When I built this I started with a bunch of “rustic”rough cut oak. I decided to plane it only until it was uniform and pretty then settle on whatever thickness resulted. So the rails, and stiles are all 1 and 1/8 inches thick solid oak. the top is around 1 and 7/8 inches thick. Its very heavy

-- No mistakes, just kindling





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SuburbanDon

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 03:08 AM

Very very nice.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 03:10 AM

You’ve got some skills there.
That is a great looking chest….

This is a HUGE compliment….
As I don’t tell too many guys that!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 08-13-2013 04:19 AM

Very nice chest and an excellent wedding gift. I looks and sounds very solid in construction, should last a life time and even longer…excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 08-13-2013 09:09 AM

Nice work, I am in the process of sprayingm the finish on my wifes Bridal Chest I have been making. Great work…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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OakHill

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#5 posted 08-13-2013 09:51 AM

Both beautiful in design and functional as well. Excellent job.

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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Tom Godfrey

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#6 posted 08-13-2013 11:57 AM

Beautiful chest. YOu did a great job.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tomhcww@gmail.com)

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Ottacat

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#7 posted 08-13-2013 12:34 PM

Wonderfully done. What type of wood did you use for the panels?

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JJones98042

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#8 posted 08-13-2013 01:05 PM

Beautiful piece. Very well done!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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david38

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#9 posted 08-13-2013 01:38 PM

looks great

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davil_911

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#10 posted 08-14-2013 12:29 AM

wow nice job !!!

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doordude

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#11 posted 08-14-2013 01:43 AM

looks great and it must be heavy.

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Dogboy

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#12 posted 08-14-2013 04:15 AM

Otta. The panels are slate tile backed by 1/2 inch oak plywood. they fit into the dado’s in the rails and stiles as to be flush with the solid wood on the inside.

-- No mistakes, just kindling

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 08-15-2013 03:58 PM

That is one gorgeous and solid looking chest. Like the materials used and the finish sets it off. Well done!

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eddie

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#14 posted 08-17-2013 01:55 PM

very nice chest

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 08-19-2013 12:28 AM

A very cool chest!
How much does it weigh? I assume a lot with the tiles.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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