Cherry Blanket Chest

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Project by jeepersparky posted 01-25-2011 03:54 AM 2602 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build something that my Daughter can pass down to her kids so I had seen a couple of ideas of blanket chests, I changed a few things and this is what I came up with. She seems to really lke it which makes me real happy. Its solid cherry, I debated making hand made or router made with a jig through dovetails. After attempts at both I decided to go with the Router made dovetails. I try to be a perfectionist and wasn’t satisfied with my hand cut dovetails. I used a natural stain and polyureathane finish. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 03:58 AM

Well it looks like you succeeded with your intended purpose. Your daughters kids will be passing this down. Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 04:03 AM

This is a very nice blanket chest. The dovetails turned out excellent, and I like the drawers as well. How did you create the flower design? With a router template?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 05:21 AM

Great job, dove tails joints are above my level hand cut or not. I do intarsia and need to learn more about joining wood in this fashion. Looks great.

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#4 posted 01-25-2011 06:49 AM

Nice looking blanket chest.

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#5 posted 01-25-2011 02:53 PM

Great looking chest. It looks like an instant antique. I think you accomplished your goal and this should be passed from generation to generation. Very nice workmanship.

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#6 posted 01-25-2011 04:30 PM

1jeeper, this is going to my favorites! I’ve built a number of chests, but think your design is the nicest one I’ve seen. Please give us some details – Plans source, overall dimensions, helpful tips from your building experience, wood used, finish chosen, ect.

Thanks for showing!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#7 posted 01-26-2011 03:28 AM

Great job!!!!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 02-05-2011 07:09 PM


-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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