Walnut Blanket Chest

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Project by Stanley Coker posted 04-17-2018 11:45 PM 1870 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow Jocks, it has been a while since I have posted anything, but here is a walnut blanket chest made for a friend. Her Grandfather had cut down some walnut trees in his backyard somewhere around 12 years ago. She ask if I would make her a blanket chest, I said that I would be proud to. He also was a good friend of mine. He past away 2 years ago, a very good man. I lined the chest with cedar. All four sides has raised panel. I think she was happy with it.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#1 posted 04-17-2018 11:49 PM

Beautiful chest, rich grain & color. Nice work.

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#2 posted 04-18-2018 12:35 AM

Fantastic wood for the chest and very nicely designed with the panels

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 04-18-2018 12:48 AM

Beautiful chest! Great job.

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC ::

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#4 posted 04-18-2018 01:11 AM

Love the tray on the inside. Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#5 posted 04-18-2018 01:22 AM

Great project and very nice to use the walnut which carries a special sentimental value. Thanks for sharing. One question, as I have some walnut waiting to be used – what finish did you use?

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#6 posted 04-18-2018 01:26 AM

Very nice use of that special walnut. Just a suggestion — you might want to put one of the finished blanket chest pictures up as the main picture.

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#7 posted 04-18-2018 03:55 AM

Vet Nice Indeed Stanley & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#8 posted 04-18-2018 04:53 AM

Fantastic. A real beautiful piece of work.

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Stanley Coker

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#9 posted 04-18-2018 12:53 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. For the finish I just put, I think 5 coats of wipe on poly. Had a light sand with 320 grit in between coats. Had nothing on the inside, so you can get that great cedar smell when you open the lid.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#10 posted 04-18-2018 02:30 PM

How thin is the cedar lining?

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Stanley Coker

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#11 posted 04-18-2018 03:41 PM

Russell the cedar lining is 1/4” thick. The tray is 3/4’ thick stock.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#12 posted 04-18-2018 05:48 PM

Very nice chest. A real keepsake with sentimental value too!

-- Steve, Minneapolis area

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#13 posted 04-18-2018 07:24 PM

Awesome pic post. Start with a pile of boards, show beautiful chest, then smiling face. That would pretty much sum up what we have here. Always a good story when the tree someone cut down turns into an heirloom. Nice job, and thanks for posting.

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#14 posted 04-18-2018 08:49 PM

Well done. Using special wood for a project is always a pleasure. Those walnut boards look better than anything I’v seen recently. That chest has to weight a ton with those thicknesses of wood.

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#15 posted 04-18-2018 10:19 PM

Great looking chest.
Love the raw boards too.

-- Gary, Florida

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