This piece of functional furniture will be a beautiful addition to your home or a gift for a new family starting out. The base was built of Wenge and Western Red Cedar. The Wenge lifts it off the floor and gives a slight shadow feeling so as to help the piece seem much lighter. It is actually very heavy inasmuch as I decided to go with five-quarter inch thickness on the Cherry. All four sides are connected with dovetail joints, which were very difficult to accomplish, as the wood is so thick. The dovetail joint is the strongest in woodworking. It all came together rather nicely and the joinery itself is very pleasant to look at. The internal draw can slide side to side to allow access beneath or can be removed with the two finger pulls. It was constructed with a locking tongue in dado joint.
The Blanket Chest is finished in Minwax Antique Tung Oil – three coats. The top as been protected in Minwax Finishing Wax. You might wax the piece seasonally to help nourish and protect it.
There are many options which you can go with on this piece. It can be made of Walnut or another wood species, we can go with a Cherry wood that has a less complex grain, the joinery can be simplified and you can go without the internal sliding draw which will make the piece more affordable. We can talk and design this piece to your specifications
20" X 41" X 22.5" ht