Blanket Chest: Episode 7

We’re ready to fit a bottom into the cabinet, starting with the support rails. Then the bottom is cut to size and trim fitted. Once the rear hinge rail is fitted the carcass is ready to receive the lid.

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Blanket Chest: Episode 6

Paul has decided to glue up the carcass in two stages, starting with the end frames and using alignment pieces to keep everything square. Then the whole carcass is glued together, taking special care to ensure all the joints seat making combined use of the clamp and hammer.

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Blanket Chest

Blanket chests, also known as hope chests in the USA, were used for storing valued items as well as bulky duvets, quilts and blankets, but you might also use them to store and protect many other family possessions such as photo albums, childrens toys, crafting supplies or indeed your collection of woodworking tools.

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