Blanket Chests: Outstanding Designs from 30 of the World's Finest Furniture Makers

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No project has more universal appeal among woodworkers at every skill level than the blanket chest. It’s a simple form — essentially a large box with a lid — and yet it can be complex, elaborate, and intricately detailed. This collection of 30 original designs by artisans from around the globe illustrates the versatility of the chest, one of the oldest forms of furniture. The book opens with an overview of chest-building techniques; following are the chests, each of which features design and construction details,...

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Overview

No project has more universal appeal among woodworkers at every skill level than the blanket chest. It’s a simple form — essentially a large box with a lid — and yet it can be complex, elaborate, and intricately detailed. This collection of 30 original designs by artisans from around the globe illustrates the versatility of the chest, one of the oldest forms of furniture. The book opens with an overview of chest-building techniques; following are the chests, each of which features design and construction details, working drawings, and technical details of the more challenging pieces. Chests range from traditional to contemporary and offer inspiration to woodworkers and furniture makers of all skill levels. Approximately 200 photos and 50 drawings illustrate these designs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600852992
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 400,204
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

SCOTT GIBSON is a woodworker and former editor of Fine Woodworking magazine. He now writes for a number of publications, including Fine Homebuilding. He is the author of The Workshop and Bathroom Ideas that Work and co-author of Green from the Ground Up and Toward a Zero Energy Home. PETER TURNER designs and builds furniture at his home in South Portland, Maine

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Table of Contents

Chest-Building Techniques
Red Leaf Chest/Michael Cullen/Petaluma, California
A Boat Builder’s Chest /Ejler Hjorth-Westh/Elk, California
Chest in the Round/Gregory Smith/Fort Bragg, California
Dogwood Blanket Chest/Craig Thibodeau/San Diego, California
Celebrating Arts and Crafts/Darrell Peart/Seattle, Washington
The Un-Chest/Robert Schultz/Kimberly, Wisconsin
Danika’s Chest/Ted Blachl/ Warner, New Hampshire
Chest as Storyteller/Jeffrey Cooper/Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Cabinetmaking Traditions/Bruce Eaton/Hampton, New Hampshire
A Chest for Work/Terry Moore/Wilmot, New Hampshire
Waterfall Chest/Brian Sargent/New Hampshire
Bermudan Chest/Austin Matheson/Rockport, Maine
Plain and Simple/John McAlevey/Warren, Maine
Flower Power/Brian Reid/Rockland, Maine
Modern Lines/Libby Schrum/Camden, Maine
Hadley Inspired/David Stenstrom/Portland, Maine
Wood that Flows/Peter Turner/South Portland, Maine
Alabama Man/J-P Vilkman/Portland, Maine
Simply Proportions/Liza Wheeler/Belfast, Maine
Unexpected Details/Carol Bass/Yarmouth, Maine
Curly Cherry Classic/Charles Durfee/Woolwich, Maine
Box of Blue/Garrett Hack/Thetford Center, Vermont
A Wedding Chest/Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez/Boston, Massachusetts
Sea Chest/Mitch Ryerson/Cambridge, Massachusetts
Little House/Peter Pierobon/Vancouver, Canada
Treasure Chest/Chris Wong/Port Moody, British Columbia
Function Meets Elegance/Shona Kinniburgh/Glasgow, Scotland
A Pair of Oak Chests/Stephen Lamont/Alton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
A Chest for Life/Salruck, Renvyle/County Galway, Ireland
Chest of Blankets/Richard Vaughan/Queensland, Australia
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