blanket chest

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Project by Jim posted 01-12-2008 09:28 PM 1971 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this chest a few years back. Solid top that the kind folks at the hardwood supplier helped me finish by sending it thru their 24” surface sander. The sides and bottom are frame and panel construction. Mortised solid brass hinges with a plaque dedicating my love to Mary

-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything

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#1 posted 01-12-2008 09:29 PM

Great looking Chest. Nice simple clean lines!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-12-2008 10:11 PM

quite nice!

Cedar bottom?

-- Paul, Kentucky

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#3 posted 01-12-2008 10:16 PM

I have to believe Mary was pleased.

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#4 posted 01-12-2008 11:02 PM

Thanks folks. Paul, Mary isn’t a cedar fan, so I just constructed the bottom similar to the sides – frame and rail. And Mary was quite surprised because she had no clue it was coming…

-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything

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#5 posted 01-13-2008 12:24 AM

Nice box and nice surprise. Lucky Mary.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 01-13-2008 06:10 AM

Very nice job sir!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 01-13-2008 06:14 AM

Beautiful chest. Can you tell us a little more about it? I’m guessing oak, but what type of finish?

-- JP, Louisville, KY

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#8 posted 01-13-2008 08:10 AM

Nice chest – go to keep the ladies happy.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 01-13-2008 09:15 PM

The chest is oak with 1/4 oak panels. It was stained to match an antique oak dresser. Even though the finish looked pretty consistent 5 years ago, I noticed when taking these photos that the solid pieces are no longer the same shade as the panels.

-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything

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#10 posted 01-13-2008 09:23 PM

Very nice, well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#11 posted 04-05-2011 05:18 PM

Hey Jim. Very nice looking blanket chest. When you can build something like this, it is no wonder that your wife “Let” you build a nice work shop… I have just recently joined Lumberjocks and enjoy seeing other people’s projects. I am in Boise also. My son, Richard, is also a lumberjock member and is in Boise. He has made several different kinds of chests. Thanks for the posting, and you have a very nice shop. Duane Flower

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