Cedar Blanket Chest

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Project by Mark posted 01-31-2021 03:53 AM 948 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was supposed to be a Christmas present, so it’s a month late but she loves it! The blanket chest is approximately 18” x 18” x 36” not including the feet and the upholstered cushion top. I built this Router Finger Joint Jig for this and future projects.

This was the first time I worked with Eastern Red Cedar. The wood works easy enough, it just has a lot of defects in it. I ended up filling a lot of the voids with epoxy.

-- Mark, “It’s not a mistake, it’s a design feature”

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#1 posted 01-31-2021 12:33 PM

Very nice

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 01-31-2021 01:22 PM

Nice job. Good to see that jig worked out for you.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#3 posted 01-31-2021 01:31 PM

Whoa, big pooch, and wowza on the chest, i’m in the process (having purchased all the material, cherry, walnut and mahogany) to build three blanket chests for my grand daughters, this is a great looking unit, and really think this is something i may mimic some parts of design. thanks and nice job for sure a unit proud to have built and own
rj in az

-- Living the dream

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#4 posted 01-31-2021 02:01 PM

Nice job.

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#5 posted 01-31-2021 03:48 PM

Beautiful Mark! Looks like nice and traditional construction, built to last.

ERC has quite the wild look and of course that wonderful scent, but you nailed it on its dark secret, the hidden cracks 8^)

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#6 posted 01-31-2021 05:43 PM

Great looking and seems very well received.

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#7 posted 01-31-2021 08:06 PM

Nicely done.

-- Petey

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#8 posted 02-01-2021 12:34 AM

Nice work on the chest.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 02-01-2021 02:26 AM

Very nice.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#10 posted 02-02-2021 02:33 AM

Thank you for all the comments.

-- Mark, “It’s not a mistake, it’s a design feature”

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