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    Blanket Chest

    I've made several of these and keep embellishing the design which is based on Norm's from the NYW. The latest embellishment was to use box joints on the coved bracket feet instead of splined miters. The box joints are super strong and I think look good, too. I also added some 1/8" Mesquite wear pads to the bottom of the feet since the Eastern Red Cedar is so soft.

    Finish is two coat of BLO allowed to cure then two coats of Zinnser Seal Coat shellac followed by three coats of USL. I had some trouble with the USL "crackling" and I think it was because it was over a year old. So, I sanded it down and then applied two coats of satin Minwax Polycrylic.

    That's a pretty eclectic finishing schedule but at least it turned out looking okay. This is a commissioned piece so I'll see what the customer thinks.

    Thanks for looking.
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    Cody


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    That's a really handsome piece Cody - I like the look of the box joints on the feet.
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    Nice work Cody, really like the look of the cedar. The box joints add a nice detail.
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    Very nice Cody, and I do like the boxed jointed feet!
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    beautiful with a capital b

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    Great job, Cody. I particularly like the feet, but the whole thing looks sweet.
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    Great looking project, Cody. No doubt, your customer will appreciate its beauty also!
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    Hi Cody ,
    Very nicely done. Flat panels with custom panel mold? What is the size of this? It has a good look!
    Your fancy footwork adds a nice personal flair to the chest.
    Thanks for the pictures.
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    Thanks for all the kind comments, y'all.

    Shaz, the chest is 42" wide x 18" deep x 22" tall. The panels are actually raised. The photo just makes them look different. I was using one of my wife's good king-size sheets for a back drop and was in a hurry to get it put back in the linen cabinet before she got home and caught me.
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    Thank you for the input Mr Slippery!
    It is beautiful!

    She might never know, unless.................But who would tell her you used her good sheets? Send me the chest and my lips are sealed!!!!!

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