Classic Blanket Chest | Features and Options
- Crafted in solid hardwood:
- Cedar – aromatic, repels insects, durable
- Cherry – exotic color, stylish, strong, ages beautifully
- Oak – hard, dense, attractive grainy appearance
- Size options:
- Large – 46L x 20W x 20H
- Medium – 42L x 18W x 19H
- Small – 36L x 17W x 17H
- Finished on all 4 sides
- Comes standard with functioning lock and key
- Includes spring loaded lid supports
- Price includes shipping
The Amish Handcrafted Process
Step 1: Design
Customize your own wooden chest to fit your style! Pick out your wood species, chest size, unique textures, sliding trays and your own custom engraved name plate.
Step 2: Schedule
Expect to receive an email with estimated delivery date in 3-4 business days. We appreciate your interest and are very excited to build your chest or trunk.
Step 3: Construction
Made from quality hardwood with attention to detail! We offer cedar, cherry, oak and painted maple wood species. Choose what suits your home best!
Step 4: Delivery Time
* Due to exceptionally high demand the wait time between ordering and delivery is currently much longer than usual. All new orders will immediately be placed on our shop schedule which is booked for several months in advance at the moment. Thank you for understanding!
That’s it! Enjoy For Years!
Once your package arrives, the rest is pure enjoyment. Simply unpack your chest, place it at its desired location, store your belongings inside, and enjoy for years to come! And who knows, maybe someday your grandchildren will be using that very chest to store their own precious belongings.
For more details on the Amish Handcrafted Process, check out the steps on our About Us page.
History of Blanket Chest
In colonial days, blanket boxes could be seen everywhere. Since most houses lacked closets of any kind, most people turned to blanket boxes to store their blankets and extra clothes. Also, since their basements were often cold and damp and the attic spaces hard to reach, blanket boxes reigned supreme in the houses. Most people kept their blanket boxes at the foot of their bed so that the blankets could be easily accessed on cold, chilly nights. Eventually, more features were added to the blanket chests such as drawers, metal handles, and locks. Although today most houses have nicer basements, attics, and closet spaces, blanket boxes are still commonly used today as a popular way to store blankets, winter clothes, and extra linens.
Uses for Blanket Chest
Everyone loves to have extra blankets in the living room at home. But what do you do with them when you are not using them? A blanket chest is the perfect place to put your extra blankets to keep them organized and easily accessible. And besides, with a space especially designated for all those extra blankets, you can keep your house looking clean, tidy, and organized when your friends come over for the evening.
Practical Gift Idea
If you already have a chest for yourself, why not give one of our blanket boxes to a friend? A blanket chest is the perfect practical gift you can give that your friends will definitely use. Maintaining a clean house will always be a battle that we fight, and your friends will thank you for helping them organize their house.
Blanket Chest Wood Types
In our blanket box selection, you can choose to have your chest made of oak, cherry, or solid cedar. If you choose to have your wood box made of oak or cherry, you can also select from 9 stains colors to achieve the perfect color for your blanket box.
Also, you can choose to add an optional sliding cedar tray to go inside the lid. A cedar sliding tray is specifically designed to hold your smaller personal items and to consolidate them in one spot to keep them from getting lost in the depths of your chest. In addition, if you prefer the look of oak or cherry over cedar, you can also add cedar lining to the inside of your blanket chest. Cedar lining will help to achieve some of the unique benefits that a cedar chest has to offer. Or, choose to have your blanket chest made out of solid cedar wood to get the cedar appearance, the special aromatic cedar smell, and have a true cedar experience.
Features of the Blanket Box
Working lock and Spring-Loaded Hinge
Each of our blanket boxes came standard with a working lock and spring-loaded hinges for the lid. A working lock gives you the option to keep special items safe inside your blanket box. If you have small children, a working lock also gives you the option to lock the box to keep them from playing inside the box and creating potential danger. With a spring-loaded hinge, you no longer have to worry about the lid crashing down on you when you are trying to find that special blanket. The standard spring-loaded hinge will keep your fingers safe and give you peace of mind.
In all of our blanket boxes, you can choose to add casters to the bottom of your box. With added casters, no longer do you have to worry about trying to lift or slide your blanket chest. Instead, simply push or pull your box to the location of your choice.
Customized Engraved Name Plate
One of our most unique features of our blanket boxes is the optional customized name plate. This name plate is specifically designed for you to write your name, date, or a simple saying to go inside the lid of your blanket box. With a customized name plate, your blanket chest will provide your future generations with a unique, personalized chest and give them a special piece just from you!