The photography model has been finished for the new Blanket Chest that Klockit will be introducing as a plan product later in 2013. The chest design favors the Arts & Crafts styling, and is very compatible with other furniture plans in Klockit’s Prairie Series.
The model is made of red oak with a rich dark stain, made of a 50/50 mixture of Minwax red oak and dark walnut penetrating oil stain. The 48” length x 20” top is center split and slides open to for access to the storage chest.
This blanket chest is unique in styling and versatile in usage. I thoroughly enjoyed building the model. As with all of Klockit’s plans, I found the individual wood parts construction drawings and the illustrated assembly drawings easy to follow. Plus, the drawings are backed up with additional written instructions, very complete.
I am confident this blanket chest design will be well received by Klockit’s woodworking customers – and that they will get numerous requests from their wives, daughters, daughter-in-laws , sisters, and sister-in-laws to build the chest for them too. I know I already have! It’s great because it can be used for blanket/quilt storage, as a hope chests, toy box, and even a coffee table. Some want the chest made of oak and stained, like the model, but others have requested that I make the chest of pine or poplar so they can paint it.
Be on the lookout for the blanket chest plan in Fall 2013!
Written by: John Cooper
John spent the better part of the 28 years he was employed by Klockit, designing hundreds of clock and furniture kits and plans and has continued with product design since his retirement in 2008. John’s love of clocks, his passion for creating furniture for his own home as well as for family, and his great appreciation for the beautiful finished pieces Klockit customers make from our kits and plans inspire him to continue to create still more new clock and furniture designs.