Solid Cedar Raised Panel Blanket Chest

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Project by tooldad posted 04-09-2008 04:21 AM 18957 views 23 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

20×40x20 solid cedar, including the floor with raised panel sides. 4 coats of sprayed on lacquer. Inside is not finished to retain the natural cedar smell.

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#1 posted 04-09-2008 04:22 AM

That’s a great looking chest. I usually see them with cedar just on the inside.

-- 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 04-09-2008 04:24 AM

Love the all-cedar look!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-09-2008 04:36 AM

This is a beautiful chest. I can smell it from here. :)

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-09-2008 04:37 AM

Great looking chest, really like those raised panels, they give it a different look than most cedar furniture.
Did a great job.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Paul D

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#5 posted 04-09-2008 04:51 AM

WOW! Awesome job on the chest. The cedar is really striking and I like it very much.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#6 posted 04-09-2008 05:06 AM

Always have enjoyed all cedar chests. The raised panels really dress it up. You did a beautiful job on it. Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 04-09-2008 05:17 AM

Nice chest. The finish looks fantastic!

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#8 posted 04-09-2008 09:02 AM

beautiful chest

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#9 posted 04-09-2008 12:02 PM

Beautiful chest. Cedar finishes up really pretty.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#10 posted 04-09-2008 01:59 PM

I love the looks of your chest. Geat job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 04-09-2008 02:38 PM

Very pretty chest. I made one for my daughter last year out of cherry. Wish I would have used the raised panel look. Love the look, bet it smells great too. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Alex Lane

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#12 posted 04-09-2008 02:51 PM

I’m glad this is a woodworking forum, because with all the comments that say “nice chest,” “beautiful chest” or trifern’s “I love the looks of your chest,” someone could take that the wrong way. Sorry, I’m terrible for that …worse than paper….LOL

By the way “NICE CHEST!!”

This type of cedar is in my opinion, one of the most beautiful woods known to mankind. I am building a bookshelf out of 4/4 cedar and the marbling effects, swirls, and occasional flame figuring, make my eyes (and nose) tingle with delight.

-- Alex...builder of wooden wings for vintage sport biplanes...I'm your wingman :)

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#13 posted 04-09-2008 02:59 PM

Great looking chest. I want to do one just like it.

-- Yogi Sez... Work like you will live forever...LIVE like you will die TOMORROW...

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#14 posted 04-09-2008 03:56 PM

I can appreciate the pain cedar is to work with. It is brittle, prone to split, chip, loose knots, etc. This helps me appreciate this one all the more. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#15 posted 04-10-2008 01:28 AM

Great choice of wood Tooldad. Nice piece of furniture.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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