|Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder||posted 11-27-2013 03:55 PM||3005 views||11 times favorited||10 comments|
These oak blanket chests were custom built. I started out working with lady at work for a ‘plain Jane’ blanket chest. I created a SketchUp drawing and then my wife saw it. Well, that turned into another chest to build. Only the wife’s was to be a bit more decorative.
The basic construction is stub-tenon and groove. I used solid red oak for the frame and 1/2” oak ply for the panels. The top is solid oak frame with 3/4” oak ply. I created ogee feet inserts and picture frame moulding for the wife’s.
The bottom is 5/8” eastern red cedar that has ship lap edges with a 1/4” bead.
The hinges are lid stay torsion hinges from Rockler. They are the 60 inch pound version.
These are complete as far as my work. My client is going to finish hers and my wife is going to have a local furniture refinished ‘faux’ finish hers.
Thanks for taking a look at my project.
-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.