Easter Shore Blanket Chest Work In Process
Attached are photos of my current project for my wife. It is a Easter Shore Blanket Chest made from walnut. Plans can be found in Woodworker Journal, April 2004 issue. I deviated from the plans in that the feet are made from a glued up blocks of walnut and I did not use veneer, just natural walnut. I have to re-saw the boards, joint, plane and sand the boards to thickness. This is the first time I have taken pictures of a WIP.
The first three pictures are the front, rear and end panels which are rail and stile construction and dry fitted. In the next pictures, I have applied polyurethane the panels and have dry fitted again ready for gluing. The next picture show the bracket feet after band sawing the feet from a block of walnut. The last picture is the base with the last coat of polyurethane applied this morning. I now have to glue up the panels and make the boards for the lid, and complete the lid. I have decided to have a friend help me with the glue up because of all the joints and panel fittings that are required. I will post finished pictures when done.