Blanket Chest.

I’m not really going to go into the construction or anything, just show the results. This is probably the most complicated thing I’ve made to date besides my workbench. I made a 1/2 dozen mistakes, but it came out pretty well in the end. Like with everything, the next one I build will go much quicker.

And just so noone thinks I’m actually a good designer, I copied Thomas Moser’s blanket chest as best I could.

You’ll also notice that there are no knobs on the drawer. Well, I don’t have a lathe, and all my attempts at shaping a knob by hand or by using my drill press went pretty bad pretty fast. So I’ve got some knobs coming my way via UPS. The recipient of this chest is supposed to be picking it up this weekend tho, so hopefully they get here quick.

I think it came out pretty well. The case is walnut harvested from a dead tree I had taken down when we lived in Knoxville. Drawer and other interior parts are maple and ash, and some aromatic cedar for the inside bottom. Dang thing is heavy, too.

UPDATE: I just got the knobs and threw them on. ┬áNOW it’s complete.

– Matt