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The Kist (Blanket Chest).  This is the seventh project from the Lethenty Mill Furniture course, which I teach here in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.  The kist pictured breaks from tradition in two ways; traditionally, tops were always nailed on and then punched and filled as kists were utility items. I suggest that the top is dowelled so that the fixings are hidden. I also suggest that a stay is fitted to prevent the top from falling back. Most of the kists I have restored have been damaged by this in the past and have been repaired in many ways!
The Kist (Blanket Chest). This is the seventh project from the Lethenty Mill Furniture course, which I teach here in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The kist pictured breaks from tradition in two ways; traditionally, tops were always nailed on and then punched and filled as kists were utility items. I suggest that the top is dowelled so that the fixings are hidden. I also suggest that a stay is fitted to prevent the top from falling back. Most of the kists I have restored have been damaged by this in the past and have been repaired in many ways!
Picture Added 10-21-2008 09:11 AM
Added by AllanFyfe
 
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