Painted/stained blanket chest

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Project by JJohnston posted 12-21-2014 11:19 PM 1387 views 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got this finished for my mother for Christmas. She wanted it to match the furniture in a spare bedroom, so it’s a painted carcass and stained top. The carcass is poplar, panels joined with a reversible glue joint bit, corners dovetailed, and the top is soft maple, plain edge-glued, stained with General Finishes “American Oak” gel stain, and Waterlox. Hinges are Rockler torsion-style. The flower graphic appears, but smaller, on the existing pieces, so I took a picture of it, and a friend enlarged and massaged it some with Photoshop, and I printed it on 11×17 waterslide decal paper, applied it, and put several clear coats on top of it, similar to the way I did with my potato cannon. I traced the curved cuts on the lower front and sides from one of the existing pieces.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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