Ash Blanket Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by bandit571 posted 11-28-2020 01:49 AM 780 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Frame and Raised Panel design, Lid has Bread Board ends. Lumber is Ash. There is a Aromatic Red Cedar floor. The small “Stash Box” on the end also serves as a prop for the lid. Lid is 28-1/2” long, by 17” wide, by 3/4” thick.

Chest stands from the floor to the top of the lid at 24”. Stain is called Early American by Minwax, There is a coat of clear gloss poly, and coat of that stain as a glaze, then a second coat of the varnish. Black handle on each end.

Brass “Piano” hinge. Under the 1/4” Cedar planks, there is a 1/4” plywood panel, glued and screwed to 1×2 cleats

Made as a Christmas Present for my Grandson’s “Better Half”....hope she will like it…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

16 comments so far

View HowardAppel's profile


32 posts in 4002 days

#1 posted 11-28-2020 01:59 AM


View lightcs1776's profile


4263 posts in 2622 days

#2 posted 11-28-2020 02:00 AM

Wow, it looks incredible! Great job.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

View BB1's profile


1877 posts in 1816 days

#3 posted 11-28-2020 02:01 AM

Looks great. Very nice gift!

View BurlyBob's profile


8248 posts in 3234 days

#4 posted 11-28-2020 02:27 AM

The final product looks really nice Bandit.

View Dave Polaschek's profile

Dave Polaschek

6637 posts in 1550 days

#5 posted 11-28-2020 02:32 AM

Nice chest, bandit! It was fun watching it come together, too.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

View woodbutcherbynight's profile


7233 posts in 3377 days

#6 posted 11-28-2020 02:52 AM

Amazing work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View pottz's profile


13687 posts in 1952 days

#7 posted 11-28-2020 03:41 AM

nice work bandit,a great gift.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

View sras's profile


5755 posts in 4097 days

#8 posted 11-28-2020 05:14 AM

Nice work Bandit! As always I enjoyed following along in your blog.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View robscastle's profile


7654 posts in 3172 days

#9 posted 11-28-2020 08:43 AM

Well I reckon that looks a bit of allright mate, and I can see why its a DT3 too

-- Regards Rob

View Peteybadboy's profile


2829 posts in 2918 days

#10 posted 11-28-2020 11:07 AM

Nicely done! Congrats on DT3

-- Petey

View CFrye's profile


11145 posts in 2808 days

#11 posted 11-28-2020 01:33 PM

New family heirloom Bandit! How could she not love it?

-- God bless, Candy

View wildwoodbybrianjohns's profile


2373 posts in 515 days

#12 posted 11-28-2020 02:25 PM

Looks like an antique already. Super work, Bandito.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

View RCCinNC's profile


430 posts in 1295 days

#13 posted 11-28-2020 02:44 PM

Beautiful Job…and an amazing gift for the grand better half Bandit. She’s going to love it. No bow necessary for that one!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

View Don Broussard's profile

Don Broussard

3980 posts in 3220 days

#14 posted 11-28-2020 06:38 PM

Another fine project from the shop, Bandit! I hope you are signing or otherwise marking your completed projects.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

View cracknpop's profile


488 posts in 3317 days

#15 posted 11-29-2020 01:05 AM

Nicely done. I’m sure she will love 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.

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

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