Blanket Chest made from leftovers

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Project by SoonerFanJerry posted 03-23-2014 10:21 PM 1875 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a little bit of walnut hardwood and maple plywood left over from the wine cabniet build so I made a blanket chest. Nothing special but it looks good sitting under one of the windows in the living room.

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 02:17 AM

A very neat job.

P.S. Did you know the gas strut in installed upside down?
It should be the other way around so as the piston moves in and out oil within the cylinder lubricates the piston shaft.

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 03-24-2014 02:38 AM

Great Lookin Chest

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 03-24-2014 10:55 AM

Very nice blanket chest and beautiful wood…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 03-24-2014 11:48 AM

To Rob – that isn’t a gas strut. It’s Stanley’s center mount lid stay #80047. It’s a spring. But thanks for looking it over for me!

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#5 posted 03-24-2014 04:25 PM

Very nice looking chest. Really like the contrasting woods

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#6 posted 03-24-2014 10:20 PM

I strongly have to disagree with you.It is my own strong opinion that this is really quite a special desk. The design ,and contrasts in the wood, make for a very nicely finished chest.I do like it very much. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 03-28-2014 02:39 PM

Lovely blanket chest! Elegant design, attractive wood combo and great finish. Beautiful work!

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