Cherry Six Board Chest

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Project by woodcox posted 04-18-2019 04:35 PM 610 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this small cherry blanket chest for my son last summer. One long 12” wide board made everything except for the cedar bottom. The top is about 11”x 24” with a couple small battens tucked inside, the chest stands about 15” tall. Forged nails hold the sides with the small bottom board just floating in the dado and rabbet. I didn’t see nailing the bottom in necessary. Hinges are from Lee Valley attached with their pyramid head screws. This was very rewarding to finish almost entirely by hand. Thank you for looking. Here are some builds pics…

Getting a lot of mileage out of this.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#1 posted 04-18-2019 05:01 PM

Almost a shame to hide them beautiful hinges, Chest looks bigger? nails add a nice detail.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 04-18-2019 06:21 PM

Nicely done, with interesting details. Good project.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 04-18-2019 11:49 PM

Beautiful piece. You hit all the points. I like the hardware and the bead. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 04-19-2019 02:04 AM

Love the grain on that single piece you used for the front. Wide stock certainly has it’s advantages, as seen there. I also have a soft spot for well made nailed furniture such as this. You’ve done your Forefathers proud.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 04-19-2019 02:10 AM

Very nice. Great wood married with great craftsmanship. Well done and thanks for all the great build photos.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 04-19-2019 05:16 AM

Thanks fellas. I’m on the hunt for a proper small combi plane to make things a little more quiet around the shop. Grooves and beads one swipe at a time seem worth the effort. Flipping it over after the router chewed through it doesn’t hit the spot.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#7 posted 04-19-2019 10:55 AM

Nice work. You have a bunch of nice projects I see.

-- Petey

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#8 posted 04-19-2019 12:18 PM

beautiful piece, very well done.

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#9 posted 04-19-2019 12:42 PM

That’s a nice piece, like the look of the screws.

-- Doug...

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#10 posted 04-19-2019 01:11 PM

Very Nice!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#11 posted 04-20-2019 12:42 AM

Very nice. Love the pattern from the single slab.

What I think is sad is that I have not appricated this kind of workmanship before actually started to work with real wood myself. Meaning that nobody around me (and you) will appriciate this kind of workmanship, that actually should be appriciated in genetatipns to come – but are more lilely to be given away on ebay and then repacwd by something from Ikea or it’s like

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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