LumberJocks

2013 Wedding Gift

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dogboy posted 08-13-2013 02:54 AM 1159 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





16 comments so far

View SuburbanDon's profile

SuburbanDon

486 posts in 1683 days


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

Very very nice.

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

View DIYaholic's profile

DIYaholic

13770 posts in 1364 days


#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 procratination a bad thing?

View aussiedave's profile

aussiedave

3014 posts in 513 days


#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.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

15102 posts in 1878 days


#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!"

View OakHill's profile

OakHill

277 posts in 484 days


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

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

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

View Tom Godfrey's profile

Tom Godfrey

466 posts in 865 days


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

Beautiful chest. YOu did a great job.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

View Ottacat's profile

Ottacat

323 posts in 541 days


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

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

View JJones98042's profile

JJones98042

225 posts in 942 days


#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

View david38's profile

david38

1117 posts in 1032 days


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

looks great

View davil_911's profile

davil_911

11 posts in 438 days


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

wow nice job !!!

View doordude's profile

doordude

1085 posts in 1672 days


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

looks great and it must be heavy.

View Dogboy's profile

Dogboy

77 posts in 1302 days


#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

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11301 posts in 865 days


#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!

View eddie's profile (online now)

eddie

7393 posts in 1303 days


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

very nice chest

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

11239 posts in 1379 days


#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

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase