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Project by CharlesA posted 02-05-2014 11:17 PM 1499 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used a Wood magazine plan for a blanket chest to make for a friend. Based on her preferences, I made it out of eastern red aromatic cedar, fresh from a local central Kentucky sawmill. The plan called for plywood for the top, bottom, and panels. Instead, I glued up a solid top and bottom. For the panels I resawed some cedar sections, glued up book-matched pieces, and planed them down to 3/8. I filled in a couple of knot holes with epoxy mixed with cedar sawdust.

I finished with Arm-R-Seal satin. I left the interior unfinished for the cedar smell. I put in a full-length piano hinge and then added these great soft-down stays.

I forgot to take pics before I delivered it, so I don’t have any good detail pics.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson





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#1 posted 02-05-2014 11:27 PM

Very nice work Charles ,that cedar really ads that extra appeal,fine work

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 11:33 PM

Looks great, well done!

-- "Well Done is better than Well Said." ~ Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 11:58 PM

Great piece of work, Sir.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#4 posted 02-06-2014 12:03 AM

looks amazing, love the cedar, great work

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#5 posted 02-06-2014 12:39 AM

That’s some amazing cedar. Very nice work.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#6 posted 02-06-2014 12:44 AM

Wow, it came out great. You can’t beat the fresh smell of aromatic cedar.
Nice project.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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CharlesA

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#7 posted 02-06-2014 12:47 AM

Thanks for the kind words.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#8 posted 02-06-2014 12:54 AM

Pretty chest

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#9 posted 02-06-2014 12:56 AM

Nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 02-06-2014 01:38 AM

beautiful chest!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 02-06-2014 02:04 AM

Looks good! I bet it smells good too! I noticed you said you got your lumber from a central KY sawmill, I was curious which one it was? I’m located in Richmond KY.

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#12 posted 02-06-2014 02:12 AM

I’ve purchased wood from 3 sawmills and found another one that I haven’t tried yet. I purhased this cedar from Bagdad Lumber nw of Frankfort. McInturf Sawmill & Kiln in Lawrenceburg is a little closer to you (they’re the one I haven’t been to yet). KY is great for lumber prices.

I live in Louisville so I use Bagdad and the one closest to me Bonesteel about 15 miles north of Louisville in southern Indiana.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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Jon Abney

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#13 posted 02-06-2014 06:40 PM

I’ve been to Bagdad Lumber a for my last few projects and was very happy with the service and selection. I’ll have to give McInturf a try since its closer though.

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CharlesA

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#14 posted 02-06-2014 06:43 PM

I spoke to the owner of McInturf and was impressed with his knowledge, but since he is the furthest away from me, I doubt I’ll make it over that far unless he has something unique I want. The owners of all three seem easy to work with.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#15 posted 02-06-2014 07:07 PM

Very nice!

It’s going to be smelling good for a long time. I lined my blanket chest with aromatic cedar and man those blanket make me dizzy. I thought the smell will fade away; it is still strong after a year and half…

Great work.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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