Charles Rohlf's 1903 Blanket Chest replica

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Project by sarahss posted 12-03-2013 03:46 PM 1097 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished this for a charity auction. The construction is through tenons. Top attached with cut nails and bottom screwed on. It’s made of hickory. Finish is lockwood water based dye followed by 2 coats garnet shellac and one coat platina shellac. I saw a picture of this chest online and the overall dimensions were given, so I drew it up and built one. It was a fun project and taught me alot—especially how heavy hickory is.

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#1 posted 12-03-2013 03:50 PM

Unique piece ,well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-03-2013 04:41 PM

would love to see the inside

-- Owen, Lethbridge, Alberta

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#3 posted 12-03-2013 05:46 PM

Handsome work…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 12-03-2013 07:09 PM

silly me—didn’t think to take interior pix before leaving it for the auction. It’s just plain inside though, no till or anything

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#5 posted 12-06-2013 07:40 AM

Very nice looking chest. I think I’ve seen one before. The finish sounds interesting, I have not used Shellac.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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