small blanket chest for a charity auction

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Project by Sundowner posted 09-12-2016 08:03 PM 2427 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my first posted project, but I’m rather happy with this one. This is a solid cherry panel and sapele frame small blanket chest. all M&T, no screws or nails, no cheating. the floor in the chest is cedar. the pegs in the cherry top breadboards are bulletwood. I build a lot of these in a mixture of species, but the darker ones are always my favorite. I’m still an idiot when it comes to sizing, and the 14” wide top meant that it wouldn’t fit though my planer, so I had to flatten it by hand. I love doing it, but I’ll still elect to use the planer if I can wimp out of the real work.

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#1 posted 09-12-2016 08:32 PM

That’s a very nice looking blanket chest! I like the cherry/sapele wood combo—nice contrast, without being too much. Whoever takes this home will really enjoy it!

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

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#2 posted 09-12-2016 08:57 PM

Wow! Very nice looking.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 09-13-2016 12:44 AM

Great looking project!

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#4 posted 09-13-2016 01:09 PM

nice job

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#5 posted 09-13-2016 07:09 PM

This is a nice looking blanket chest.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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