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Cherry Blanket Chest

author-gravatar nomolosca Dec 31, 2019

My son needed a way to store his extensive costume collection. My wife greenlit a blanket chest, and I built it. It's basically just a huge dovetailed box. They're mostly through-dovetails, but I used some half-blinds to hide the grooves that hold the bottom. There's a floating pine panel for the bottom. The lid is a solid cherry panel with white oak battens to keep it flat.

I used a combination of hand and power tools. I don't have a jointer, so I jointed everything with a jack plane. I then thicknessed my stock with a planer, and glued up panels. Dovetails were cut by hand. I planed, scraped, and sanded. I finished it with some wipe-on poly.

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Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest
Photo of Cherry Blanket Chest

1 comment

Wow, that is outstanding work! Such a beautiful blanketchest. Thank you for sharing here on Simplecove.

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