Fine Woodworking’s Blanket Chest Plan (Fine Woodworking Project Plans)
Peter Turner’s blanket chest combines angled joinery with straightforward construction. The legs of the frame and panel chest serve as end pieces for the front, back, and end frames. Battens help keep the one-piece top flat. All thicknesses are beefy for heft, with double floating tenons for strength. To emphasize the length of the chest, the grain of the panels runs horizontally. To keep the construction manageable, all angles are the same, off from square by 3 degrees. Floating tenons make for secure angled joints with little fuss.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
FINISHED SIZE: 18″ deep by 16″ wide by 48″ tall
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