The What’s Left Chest
Material: Figured Cherry and Maple
Dimensions: W 26” x L 42” x H 25”
Finish: Oil and Varnish over Shellac
Price: Please Inquire
A Blanket chest is designed for the foot of a bed to store quilts and such. The elliptical shape has always intrigued me but was a difficult shape to work with. Everything layed out off the center and the main body of the elliptical box. Many patterns and layouts gave me the confidence to move forward.
The figured Cherry Wood was cut from a single plank from the Orchard Country of northwestern Michigan. It took much soul searching and consideration before cutting into this board, I barely felt worthy. The top is a sunburst pattern with a curly maple pendant.
The Chest will be part of The What’s Left Project by John Bauer, of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. See http://macrostieartcenter.org/whats-left-lives-touched-suicide/ . The show will be traveling throughout the Midwest during 2016.