Friday, May 22, 2009
Combine fine woodworking and useful storage, and you've got my attention. So let's start our tour of notable blanket boxes with a lovely blanket chest from Falcon Designs.
Staying with the fine woodworking for a while, let's admire this blanket chest from Australian Woodwork.
And what about a blanket chest with a green angle, from Rugged Cross Fine Art Woodworking? It's made from purple heartwood reclaimed from benches at the capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin (and also wavy hickory), and can be seen on the company's Etsy store. You can also see blanket chests on the company's web site, including a lovely chest made from birdseye maple and cherry.
EcoDesignz provides a bamboo blanket chest.
And here's an eye-catching blanket chest created by Mark Del Guidice, available at Artful Home. Update on May 15, 2011: This is no longer available through Artful Home, but you can see it on Del Guidice's own web site.
Over at Russell & Mackenna you can get your blanket chest in your choice of 33 colors (and accent colors) as well as your choice "monograms" - or no monogram.
The American Blanket Chest Company, unsurprisingly, is dedicated to making blanket chests.
And finally, here's one of the amazing blanket boxes made by George Storry.