|Project by BigRedKnothead||posted 12-27-2013 02:54 AM||2506 views||12 times favorited||32 comments|
My in-laws commissioned me to make this blanket chest. It’s always fun to build stuff for loved ones. Plus I think they enjoyed watching the progress along the way.
It’s made of red oak plainsawn red oak with solid quartersawn, book-matched panels.
I guess you could say I designed it, but it’s pretty straight-forward. Lots of clean lines. I tried to use the grain as ornamentation. Also tried to give the piece depth with varied thicknesses of materials.
All mortise and tenon, frame and panel joinery. The corners are mitered with a spline. Breadboard ends on the lid. I milled some tongue and groove aromatic cedar for the bottom. The finish is minwax golden oak stain followed by several coats of wipe-on satin poly.
Hardware is two 60lb. torsion hinges from rockler. I really like this setup. Stays open kinda like a laptop.
And a couple pics of the build.
Questions and Comments always welcome.
Peace out, Red
-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer