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learn to build a Blanket Chest

September 21 - 25, 2020

During this week long class you will build a blanket chest. You will have the choice of building either a Chippendale or a Federal blanket chest. We will send you a cut and tool list so you can provide your own material and tools. Lunch is included. Cost for this class is $1250. 

Mon - Thur 8 - 4:30  Fri 8 - 3

Dovetailed Case Construction

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We will show you how we go about cutting and fitting dovetails by hand with help from some modern machinery. 

Either Chippendale or Federal Style

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The major difference between a Chippendale or a Federal blanket chest is dovetail arrangement and feet

Two bottom drawers

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There are two dovetailed drawers with a single divider under the blanket compartment. 

Till with hidden drawers

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We have added two secret drawers which operate under the till. The lid of the till also acts as a lid support. 

Choice of Ogee Bracket Foot

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You have the choice of building a bracket foot. There are many options. A flat bracket or an ogee bracket foot. 

Choice of Federal French flared foot

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There are several ways of building a flared French foot.