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Keep blankets, clothing or favorite memorabilia in this old-fashioned storage chest reminiscent of the trunks the pioneers traveled with years ago. This trunk features a tray that lifts up when the lid is raised. The tray offers extra storage and helps support the open lid.
Early furniture makers of the east coast creating a style that is style admired today, that being the Pennsylvania Dutch style. Sturdy construction blended with colorful primitive paint decoration. View the Larger Image Slideshow to see the actual item you are buying. The inspiration of this furniture piece comes from a tour of antiques by Norm in a collection belonging to the estate of Henry Dupont. Norm built his using tulip poplar.
Build this chest with your preferences for style and complexity in mind. The Traditional American look in mahogany requires dovetailed corner joints cut by hand or with a router jig. To simplify matters, try the Casual Contemporary version in contrasting woods such as ash and walnut, with rabbeted corners joined by screws and covered with plugs.
Keep fine linens and apparel protected and smelling great in this beautifully trimmed pine heirloom with aromatic cedar lining. If you wish, you can build the chest without the lining and tray. We giv...
Do not let the layered look of this blanket chest alarm you. This blanket-bearing beauty puts some craftiness in your craftsmanship as you skip the tricky raised-panel joinery in favor of an easy onlay lookalike.
There is nothing like the fragrance of cedar. And no wood matches the durability and popularity of oak. That is why we combined the two in this mortise-and-tenon-framed storage chest. Follow our detai...
Looking for a handsome, functional project that will not overtax your woodworking skills? Here is one, and it makes a wonderful storage or hope chest. You will find the construction of this piece stri...
Create a family heirloom with this handsome, full-size storage piece. Features include eye-catching box joints, two accommodating drawers, and a wraparound profile molding along the base. In addition, this project article also contains the box joint jig and how to use it.
This cinch-to-build, budget-friendly project completes the traditional bedroom set. Guaranteed to be a family heirloom for years to come, the blanket chest shares the same simple construction methods, speeding your way to a full bedroom set.
A modern take on a centuries-old design. This stack of modular cabinets (boxes) filled with drawers and sliding doors draws inspiration from tansu cabinets commonly found in peasant and artisan homes of 18th and 19th century Japan. Though most originals are simple cabinets that served utilitarian ends, they have come to be admired for their unique forms and joinery. This modern version serves as a woodworkers take on the Japanese tansu called Kaidan-dansu, or stair chest; in place of heavy iron corners, hinges, and hardware, we have used all-wood joinery, as well as wood drawer slides and pulls.
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