Dovetail Blanket Chest

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Project by Deadeye posted 02-14-2014 03:46 PM 1531 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Blanket Chest I built for my Senior Project in High School (1996). It was at my Dad’s for awhile, but I recently got it back. It is made from Black Willow, has dovetails thru out, and it is lined with cedar. This project fueled my passion for dovetails and woodworking in general. Thinking about making another one out of Walnut…

-- Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#1 posted 02-14-2014 04:30 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous. I do believe that was done high school, great great job. I love the storage underneath as well good thinking there

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#2 posted 02-14-2014 04:42 PM

Very nice!

Looks BIG! What are the dimensions?

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#3 posted 02-15-2014 11:33 AM

Nice to see some schools will lets students challenge themselves and also have teachers who can share and train a skill like that, nice job.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 04:47 PM

Fantastic blanket chest! Wood choice is beautiful, great design especially the drawers and the dovetails are awesome. Excellent build and impressive work for a student.

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