Blanket Chest

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Project by JoeButler posted 11-28-2008 05:04 AM 1834 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this around July 2008. Pine (I love pine…the wife hates it!)

-- Joe

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#1 posted 11-28-2008 06:52 PM

looks great.
I like pine too! it’s so easy to work with (and in this economy, the only thing afordable!)

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#2 posted 11-28-2008 06:56 PM

The wife hates it?!

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#3 posted 11-28-2008 06:59 PM

I like your project. I’d like to do something similar, but line it with cedar.

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#4 posted 11-28-2008 07:47 PM

I prefer hardwoods, but you’ve done a great job with this Joe! Nice design. What kind of stain did you use?

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 11-28-2008 11:58 PM

The wife dislikes pine. She doesn’t consider it a real wood. I guess with both of us growing up in Georgia with pine trees everywhere, I can almost understand her feeling. Pine is like a weed here. LOL

She liked the chest, just wishes I had made it in “real wood”.

I tried a gel stain on this. Candlelight by General Finishes. I made the mistake of not pretreating the wood, so it blotched really badly. 3 coats of MinWax satin poly on that with final coat of MinWax paste wax.

I’m working on a second one, for my daugther’s October birthday, which I have missed again. Between the weather/time change/and just not feeling real good lately, I haven’t done much on it the last month. This one will have a aromatic cedar bottom in it.

-- Joe

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