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Thread: Blanket Chest Completed!!

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    Blanket Chest Completed!!

    I'm pretty happy with the way this one came out. It's my first piece of actual "case work", as well as the first time I've done breadboard ends and raised panels, so I was nervous going in. I made this blanket chest as a wedding gift for my brother-in-law and his bride-to-be. It's made from RS and QSWO. After sealing it up with dewaxed shellac, I stained it with General Finish's walnut gel stain, then applied three applied three coats of GF's Satin High Performance topcoat. A couple of coats of paste wax later, this is where it's at.



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    I lined the interior with aromatic red cedar panels purchased at Home Depot. After a light sanding, they came out pretty nicely...


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    I'm hoping they like it. Thanks for looking!!

    - Keith
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    Nice looking chest Keith!
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    I'd say you have done VERY well indeed, I'm sure they will treasure it
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    what is there not to like, its a beautiful piece of work.
    thankyou for sharing.

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    That is absolutely gorgeous.
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    That's a beautiful chest, Keith. The ray fleck figure in that QSWO really looks good as does the Cedar lining.

    How did you attach the Cedar inside?
    Cody


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    Great job. Keith! Yeah...I suspect they'll like it a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cody Colston View Post
    That's a beautiful chest, Keith. The ray fleck figure in that QSWO really looks good as does the Cedar lining.

    How did you attach the Cedar inside?
    The cedar panels are only 1/4" thick, so I decided to just go with 3/4" brads, sunk just a little below the surface. Two at the top, two at the bottom.....worked great!

    - Keith
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post


    Great job. Keith! Yeah...I suspect they'll like it a little.

    Thanks, Vaughn!!

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    looks good Keith, good job.

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