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


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


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

Two bottom drawers


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

Till with hidden drawers


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


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


There are several ways of building a flared French foot.