Free Plan: Shaker Blanket Chest
Charles Durfee’s blanket chest article is a must-see. In addition to smart techniques, he has refined the design and dimensions of a classic piece of furniture. He also gives a history of the blanket chest.
Of course the history and guide to building the chest are great things, but perhaps even more valuable is Durfee’s guide to fixing your dovetails when they’ve gone awry. Mistakes happen. I’ve made enough mistakes in my own woodworking and have seen enough mistakes being made (yes, even by the pros) to know that you aren’t any kind of a woodworker unless you can fix your blunders.
Here are just two dovetail errors that Durfee addresses in this article. How would you fix them? Check out the free plan to see how he handled it. Do you have any fantastic fixes to share?
Uh oh, dry fitting tightly fit dovetails can cause a crack. Now what?
Yikes, is that a dovetail or a crevasse? Time to start over? Definitely not.
Read more about the construction and design of blanket chests in this great new book by Peter Turner and Scott Gibson. 30 original designs range from traditional to contemporary and offer inspiration to woodworkers and furniture makers of all skill levels.
CLICK HERE to download the free PDF article and woodworking plan for Durfee’s Shaker blanket chest.