Blanket Chest Or Altar Table

A friend's cypress tree needed to be removed from their back yard in San Francisco. They saved me a couple logs to make furniture. There was enough wood to make the sides and tops of these two blanket chests. The legs are scrap padauk and the frames are walnut. The bottoms are lined with Tennessee aromatic cedar.

The joinery is all mortise and tenon. The mortises are pegged with padauk on the top. The panels are free floating to account for seasonal wood movement. The hinges are torsion hinges to allow for soft closing.

Dimensions are 33" long by 22" wide by 24" high. The chests are heavy, about 100 pounds.

There are only 2 available, and there is no more of the cypress from San Francisco available. I could make a similar design out of other wood, either solid wood or plywood to save money, but these two are unique.

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