Blanket chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by Mark posted 01-24-2020 09:15 PM 530 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished my blanket chest. I lost a lot of time through the Christmas madness. Whatever. The chest is all solid Cherry and Cherry panels with the exception of the plywood false bottom. It features bread board ends and Walnut dowels. Lined with 4×5/16 Cedar panels and the floor is 4×3/4 Cedar as well, all half lap joints to accommodate movement. Hardware by L/V. The top is pretty heavy and I’m leary of the lid supports as they are just holding their own. I may add a centre support. I’m not too fond of the ‘flap stays’ . I’m looking for a more traditional look.
Thanks for looking.

-- Mark

13 comments so far

View Druid's profile


2191 posts in 3436 days

#1 posted 01-24-2020 10:38 PM

Nice project Mark. I can see this being part of the “family furniture” for many years to come.
Tomorrow, Luddite will agree with you about the weight of the lid.
Great workmanship.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

2751 posts in 4324 days

#2 posted 01-24-2020 10:59 PM

Very nice Mark, a solid-looking chest that will be around for a long time. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

View JimYoung's profile


350 posts in 2228 days

#3 posted 01-24-2020 11:50 PM

Very nice, it fits right in with the bed.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

View John's profile


1628 posts in 1911 days

#4 posted 01-24-2020 11:57 PM

Real good looking Chest Mark! Should hold a pile of blankets.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

View AandCstyle's profile


3273 posts in 2898 days

#5 posted 01-25-2020 12:24 AM

Mark, this is one more step toward completing your bedroom suite. Excellent!

-- Art

View bushmaster's profile


3800 posts in 2923 days

#6 posted 01-25-2020 01:17 AM

Beautiful job, with family coming this year I have not spent much time in the shop also.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

View swirt's profile


4772 posts in 3613 days

#7 posted 01-25-2020 02:26 AM

Wow. Nice work. Cherry makes such a beautiful chest.

-- Galootish log blog,

View Luddite's profile


233 posts in 1879 days

#8 posted 01-25-2020 01:17 PM

Mark, nicely done with the chest. I can appreciate the weight of the lid. I completed a cherry chest a couple of years ago. Once again beautiful and detailed work.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

View Peteybadboy's profile


1609 posts in 2590 days

#9 posted 01-25-2020 09:11 PM


Great job! I have been meaning to build one as well. Love cherry

-- Petey

View James E McIntyre's profile

James E McIntyre

636 posts in 1933 days

#10 posted 01-25-2020 09:25 PM

Matching your built in was a nice touch. The taper of the sides and arches on the bottom of the front and sides work well as does the cedar on the bottom.

How did you color the darker slats on the front and sides. Are they a different species?

-- James E McIntyre

View Fotodog's profile


37 posts in 420 days

#11 posted 01-27-2020 03:38 PM

Nice job Mark, looks great!

-- Tim

View a1Jim's profile


117955 posts in 4218 days

#12 posted 01-27-2020 04:11 PM

Super build a great looking chest,well done.


View Mark's profile


1035 posts in 2615 days

#13 posted 01-28-2020 04:57 PM

Thank you gents. James McIntyre. The darker slates are Walnut. I use that on most of my projects . Just like the contrast.

-- Mark

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics