Sapele G&G Blanket Chest

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Project by Buke27 posted 12-02-2015 01:21 PM 2380 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a guild build of the Wood Whisperer’s G&G Blanket Chest Project. I made it as a wedding present for my little sister and her new husband. The plans call for Mahogany but the quality of the stock at my local supplier was so abysmal that I decided to go with Sapele instead. I couldn’t be happier with it. It has no stain, just finished with Zinsser SealCoat and Deft Spray Lacquer. Really easy application and great result. My favorite part of the project was the case construction. The ebony plugs were tedious and took a while but well worth it. Once the finish was applied they really pop out. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 12-02-2015 01:27 PM

Great gift, love making G & G projects. I also love working with Sapele. Great work , one to be proud of.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-02-2015 01:29 PM

Very nice build. The Sapele looks nice.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 12-02-2015 02:22 PM

beautiful piece

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#5 posted 12-02-2015 05:52 PM

Thats gorgeous. Good job. Has it got a hidden drawer on bottom?

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#6 posted 12-02-2015 06:50 PM

Great job—always enjoy G&G!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 12-02-2015 09:51 PM

Beautiful! Great craftsmanship.

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#8 posted 12-02-2015 10:25 PM

beautiful work!

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#9 posted 12-03-2015 12:34 AM

Beautiful G&G chest! The sapele looks superb, and you really nailed all the details!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#10 posted 12-03-2015 12:47 AM

Very nice!!!! I’m sure they will treasure it.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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