Chests for Blankets and Storage This free woodworking plans list features a collection of chest projects for building various blanket boxes, for storage and blankets. They can also be used for Toy Boxes and Trunks. For your home or use exterior grade lumber for a storage tool chest
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Chests for Blankets and Storage

Chests for Blankets and Storage

This free woodworking plans list features a collection of chest projects for building various blanket boxes, for storage and blankets. They can also be used for Toy Boxes and Trunks. For your home or use exterior grade lumber for a storage tool chest in your garden. For workshop and carpenters tool chests, see the separate category. Any moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer can build form these woodworking plans. The woodworking information found on these sites range in quantity and quality. Please contact individual web sites if you have questions about those woodworking projects. Look for the page navigation link near the bottom of this list as there are many more pages free plans for building chests and blanket boxes.

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Chest, Medieval

This article is a survey of chest construction and decoration techniques in the hope of inspiring woodworkers to build more medieval chests.

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GreyDragon
Chest, Blanket (ZIP)

A very detailed drawing of a traditional blanket chest. DXF Format.

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WoodworkersWorkshop CAD Files
Chest, Blanket (ZIP)

A blanket chest with dovetailed sides. DXF Format.

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WoodworkersWorkshop CAD Files
Chest, Frame and Panel Hope

I used to struggle with mortise and tenon joinery. I tried every new system that came along, but they all seemed way too complicated. One day a friend of a friend walked into my shop, said Throw away those fancy jigs! and showed me an elegant way to make these classic joints. This blanket chest is the ideal project to showcase this technique.

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PopularWoodworking
Chest, Six Plank Hope

Hope Chests have been one of the premiere woodworking gifts for hundreds of years. They were given to young women to use to store all then things they collected in preparation for marriage.

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Woodware Designs
Chest, Bead Board (PDF)

The casual bead board chest in the drawing has the same basic structure as its more formal cousin. But a few simple changes give it a very different appearance. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.

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Woodsmith
Chest, Blanket - Paneled (PDF)

What immediately draws your attention to this paneled blanket chest is all of the detail the sculptural bracket feet, the layered molding at the base, the chamfered corners, the balance of the molded panels and the drawers, and the bullnose lid with its narrow shadow line. All these elements combine to give this piece a really impressive, graceful look. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.

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Woodsmith
Hope Chest

By using dovetails for the sides you can make this a very strong piece that will last many life times. Start a tradition which once ran in all our families.

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Google 3D
Hope Chest

Each piece is a seperate component that can be manipulated and measure individually. This Hope Chest was based on the plans provided by American Woodworker.

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Google 3D
Chest, Cherry

A solid cherry chest for linens and blankets will challenge anyones hand joinery techniques. Chests have become popular also as coffee tables, clothes hampers and seating benches.

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Popular Mechanics
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Hope Chest or Toy Box

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a storage chest. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.

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Google 3D
Cedar Chest

Build this beautiful cedar chest using these free plans which include materials list as well as step-by-step instructions.

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MyCarpentry
Chest, Blanket (PDF)

Material and hardware list only.

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Workbench Magazine
Chest, Storage - Bun Feet pattern (PDF)

If you prefer the look of bun feet, you will need to add trim around the bottom panel to hide the plywood edges. You can mail-order the feet, or turn them yourself. The patterns are available to download in this Online Extra.

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WoodSmith
Chest, Two Tier (PDF)

Australian Woodsmith is a practical magazine for all woodworkers. From Issue 43. As you can see in the photo, the elegant shelf added to the top of the chest looks right at home. The secret is that all of the design elements used on the shelf mirror those on the chest below. The result is a shelf that is a perfect complement.

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AustralianWoodsmith
Chest, Blanket - Optional Base Mortising Chest Hinges (PDF)

If you decide not to tackle the bracket feet, the ogee base makes a nice alternative. Also, we have put together some helpful tips for cutting the chest hinge mortises. This alternate design option is available to download in this Online Extra.

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Woodsmith
Chest, High-Style Tall (PDF)

This beautiful maple and birds-eye maple veneer chest might seem a little intimidating, but as with all projects a step-by-step approach makes the job easy. You will find that the joinery and the assembly are really pretty straightforward. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.

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Woodsmith
Storage Chest

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a wooden storage chest. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.

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Google 3D
Country Storage Chest

At this link you will find American Woodshop with Scott Philips. In the video # 1407, he walks you through the building process of a country storage chest made from reclaimed wood and rustic hinges. Just click on then click on Season 14 and look for Episode 1407.

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WBGU PBS
Paneled Trunk

Build this paneled trunk or chest using these free woodworking plans. Makes a great place for extra storage.

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DesignsByStudioC
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Storage Chest

Build this stylish yet functional storage chest for your home. Free step-by-step plans are available at the link.

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WoodShopDiaries
Farmhouse Trunk PDF

Build this modern farmhouse style trunk, perfect for extra storage space. Free downloadable plans at the link.

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Shanty2Chic
Storage Chest

This storage chest is a very simple design and can easily be built in a weekend using these free plans.

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Remodelaholic
Chest, Knockdown Hutch

Several years ago, Masters Robyyan Torr d Elandris and Terafan Greydragon developed plans for a knock-down panel chest. Why would someone want a box that breaks apart? you might ask.

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Blood and Sawdust
Chest, Storage

This wood storage chest is made of solid oak, is easy to make, and is a convenient way to store houseware items where space is limited. Its portability allows it to be moved from room to room with ease when needed. The design and beauty of the chest will compliment other furniture items wherever it is placed.

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Lees Wood Projects
Chest, Hobby (PDF)

This is the materials list and cutting diagrams for the hobby chest as it appears in Australian Woodsmith Magazine Issue 55.

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AustralianWoodsmith
Shaker Blanket Chest PDF

This is a free downloadable plan for a Shaker Blanket Chest.

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Fine Woodworking
Blanket Chest with Turned Legs

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a Shaker Blanket Chest with one drawer and turned legs. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.

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Google 3D
Bridal Chest

This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a Stickley Bridal Chest. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.

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free plans
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Google 3D
Shaker Hope Chest

At this link you will find American Woodshop with Scott Philips as he walks you through the process of building a beautiful Shaker hope chest. Visit their web site, then click on Season 17 and look for Episode 1702 to watch the video

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free plans
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WBGU PBS
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