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    greene and greene blanket chest critique

    I’m going to be building a Greene and Greene inspired blanket chest. I’ve drawn a rough sketch of the front showing the proud box joints I plan on using for the corners. I’ve also drawn the cloud lift detail on the top rail on the left panel. I’ll be using the cloud lift on all the top rails; I just didn’t draw it on the right. I’m terrible with proportions and wanted some feedback on what ya’ll think about the dimensions? The rails and stiles will be 3 inches wide with the rails reducing to 2 inches. Do you think that’s too wide? The fingers on the box joints will be 4 inches. The panels will be flat.
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    sizes are in the area of what i have used ,, but yu need to figure in the leg or foot supports as well.. as for your style and rail width,, that is up to you.. on mine nothing over 3"wide on reveal.
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    hi john! for what it's worth, here's my take on your idea for the blanket chest front.
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    Thanks Larry and Dan for the help.

    Dan, the cloud lift will only be on the top rails. The rest of the rails and stiles will be straight.

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    ok, how about a bit of a riser on the bottom, to match the lift, similar to what i did with this footstool?
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