Dark Walnut Shaker Blanket Chest |

Dark Walnut Shaker Blanket Chest |

My sister was visiting recently and noticed the storage chest I built for our living room last spring. She’s been in need of more storage space at her place and loved the chest, so I volunteered to build her one!

It’s similar to our storage chest but with slightly different details in order to match her home decor. Plus, I wanted to try something new!

So here it is! Blanket chest #3 for Bitterroot DIY and a perfect Christmas present for my sister!

Enjoy the free plans!

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Tools & Supplies:

Lumber:

  • 2  |   1 x 2 @ 6′
  • 2  |   1 x 6 @ 8′
  • 3  |   1 x 4 @ 8′
  • 1  |   1/2″ Plywood Sheet @ 4′ x 8′

Cuts:

  • 8  |   1 x 4 @ 18″ (legs)
  • 4  |   1 x 4 @ 29″ (front & back frame)
  • 4  |   1 x 4 @ 8 1/2″ (side frame)
  • 3  |   1 x 6 @ 37″ (lid)
  • 1  |   1 x 2 @ 37″ (lid hinge piece)
  • 4  |   1 x 2 @ 15 1/2″ (cleats)
  • 2  |   1/2″ Plywood @ 34 1/2″ x 15 1/4″ (interior front & back)
  • 2  |   1/2″ Plywood @ 14 1/2″ x 15 1/4″ (interior sides)
  • 1  |   1/2″ Plywood @ 33 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ (interior base)

Step 1. 

Build four legs for the blanket storage chest. Position two 1 x 4s as shown in the diagram and attach with wood glue and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws. Place pocket holes at the inside of the legs in order to best hide them.

Step 2. 

Dark Walnut Shaker Blanket Chest

Assemble the front and back frames. Position the top brace flush with the top of the legs. Position the bottom brace to leave a 2″ gap to the floor.  Attach the top and…

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