Blanket box , made in a highschool class

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Project by cdnstudentwoodworker posted 02-17-2014 08:46 PM 1336 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Please excuse the other people and things in the images , this was a project in my grade 11 joinery course in AB canada. it was the first project and the largest. It used alot of panels , all held together with biscuits. You can see a few parts of our shop in the background. Made of alder. Was made from a plan originally but the design has been diluted and i made it from looking at another example.

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 12:36 AM

Looks pretty nice from over here. I like the look of Alder, we would call that ‘rustic alder’ .

So many of my projects are inspired by a plan I saw and then modified to make it mine, just the way I wanted it.

Good job on the chest.

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#2 posted 02-18-2014 01:41 AM

Welcome to LJs. Nice blanket box, very nicely made. How do you plane to finish it?

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#3 posted 02-18-2014 01:56 AM

The image dosen’t show the finish well , it was taken only after coat 1 , as it sits i finished it with 3 coats of natural penetrating stain and 3 coats of semi gloss spray lacquer.

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#4 posted 02-18-2014 12:41 PM

Nice job! Your joinery looks perfect.

I made one of these for a client once. She had me make a 3” deep sliding box on 1×2 cleats mounted near the top for small linens and embroidery. came out nice.

You could also use this to put your tools in too. add some handles and compartments inside.

I loved woodshop. Best part of the day,.... that and Gym. Ha!

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