I finished the blanket chest today. I am pleased with the outcome for the most part. There's always room for improvement. I always see the mess ups in anything I do. I'm also happy with the finishing routine that I followed. It gave an aged look to the cherry and it turned the purple heart a really dark purple. I made a desk for my daughter about 5 years ago from cherry and it's as dark as it already. Here's some pics of the results. As always thinks for looking.