Upcycled Small Blanket Chest

This chest reflects our shop's belief that even cast off materials can be transformed into pieces of beauty and utility.

Rather than send shipping pallets to a landfill we utilize them as fuel to heat our shop. Quite often we find good quality usable boards when we deconstruct these old road warriors. When ever possible, we mill these boards and use them to make pieces such as this blanket chest.

The chest is a simple Shaker style, made of solid pine, both yellow and Eastern white, and lined with aromatic cedar. Both the chest and the base are entirely hand dovetailed. The base is reinforced with upcycled hardwood and secured to the chest with screws. The top is supported and reinforced with hardwood (also from pallets) braces dovetailed into the top and secured via three solid brass hinges. The chest's exterior dimensions are 19" high x 30" wide x 151/2" deep. Interior dimensions are 14 1/2" high x 26 1/4" wide x 12 3/4 deep. The piece shown is finished in teak oil (which acts to harden the wood) and a shellac topcoat. We can also stain it to match your decor if you desire for a small additional cost.

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