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Pages from WM_Summer_2008_DONE_Page_1_Image_0001 I’m working on a book project at the moment in which we’re including an article that refers to another article…and I’m out of pages. So instead of editing around the problem (no time for such shenanigans), I’ve decided to post said “another article” online, and provide a link in the text. I figure I might as well share “another article” with everyone. So below you’ll find “A Better Blanket Chest Design,” from the Summer 2008 issue (no. 10) of Woodworking Magazine. And at the bottom, you’ll find a link to download a PDF of the article as it appeared in the magazine (in which you’ll find the drawings and cutlist).

Christopher Schwarz built this chest, and six years on, it still serves as his living room coffee table/workstation. (And for the record, the finish has held up well to my having spilled red wine on it more than once…)

— Megan Fitzpatrick

A Better Blanket Chest Design

Though the chest is one of the oldest forms of furniture, that doesn’t mean that the human race has settled on the best way to build it.

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