My oldest Daughters Wedding gift

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Project by Bob_O posted 02-23-2009 09:11 PM 2794 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this blanket chest as a gift for my oldest daughters wedding gift. I found the plans in an old Wood Magazine. It was one of the first serious pieces that I made, and can not explain the joy that I felt when I gave it to her. My youngest daughter is getting married in May 09, and I have just started her blanket chest. This one will be made using Black Walnut and Tiger Maple. I will post pics when it is finished. Any and all comments welcome.

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#1 posted 02-23-2009 09:22 PM

Very nice Bob, I bet she felt the same joy getting it as you did giving it.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Francisco Luna

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#2 posted 02-23-2009 09:48 PM

Gorgeous chest ! from now on you are not going to stop doing “serious pieces”!
What type of finish was used?

-- "Menos es mas" Ludwing Mies Van Der Rohe

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#3 posted 02-23-2009 10:07 PM

is the whole thing oak? I think it is. It looks great. I’ve never gotten to work with quartersawn, but I’m chomping at the bit to get a chance. Way to bring out the natural beauty.

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Randy Sharp

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#4 posted 02-23-2009 10:23 PM

A beautiful piece of craftsmanship and wood selection.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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Tim Pursell

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#5 posted 02-23-2009 10:46 PM

Great job!
That feeling you have is what anybody that does not make “things” will never know—-
Pride. It’s a wonderful thing


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#6 posted 02-23-2009 11:04 PM

Very Nice BOB!!

Craftsmanship and Finish look great.

As many have said on this board before when a project is gifted to a love one….”It must be nice to be a friend/family member of a Lumberjock”.

Keep up the good Work

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#7 posted 02-24-2009 12:40 AM

Awesome, she will enjoy that and pass it through the generations. You immortalize yourself in that. Great project.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 02-24-2009 01:54 AM

I am sure this will be treasured for many generations to come.
Great finish really nice work.

-- R

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#9 posted 02-24-2009 01:57 AM

Beautiful blanket chest. It is gorgeous and you and your daughter should both be proud.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 02-24-2009 03:22 AM

Thank you for all of the great comments. The finish I used was Polycryl. It is all quartersawn white oak except for the interior floor which is oak plywood that was edge banded with white oak.

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#11 posted 02-24-2009 03:25 AM

Great looking chest! I love the finish.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 02-24-2009 01:56 PM

Beautiful chest BobO.
I know she`s a proud of her father.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#13 posted 02-24-2009 03:26 PM

This is beautiful Bob! I’m certain she and her new husband will enjoy this piece for a lifetime. I have favorited this piece as well as I would like to build one for my oldest Daughter going off to college soon. Thank you for sharing it with us.

-- Chuck, Breaux Bridge, LA

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Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 02-24-2009 03:33 PM

Great wedding gift! You did a great job. Beautiful woodgrain.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Bob A in NJ

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#15 posted 02-25-2009 06:52 AM

Instant family heirloom that will last many generations. Excellent gift. Well done sir!

-- Bob A in NJ

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