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G&G Blanket Chest

This blanket chest takes inspiration from the original Thorsen House Blanket Chest and was designed in collaboration with Greene & Greene expert Darrell Peart. We are calling it a “blanket chest,” but this piece could also be a toy chest or perhaps downsized as an elegant tool chest for the shop.

The max dimensions are roughly 43″W x 20″H x 24 3/8″ D

Instructor: Marc Spagnuolo

The project includes:

  • 14 step by step lessons
  • 325 minutes of video instruction


Marc really made this easy with the great videos. It still takes some time to complete, but you are never wondering what the next step is. RonJ103 5/5

Historical Relevance

Charles and Henry Greene designed a series of “ultimate bungalows” in the early 1900’s and filled the houses with masterfully-designed furniture. Each house has it’s own special features and furniture. The Thorsen House in Berkeley, Ca. was built in 1909 and is currently owned by the Sigma Phi fraternity. Much of the original furniture is either missing or in private collections. One piece that has yet to be reproduced is the blanket chest.

G&G expert and furniture maker Darrell Peart helped us design this chest with modern sensibilities in mind. So build yourself a piece of history by making a modern interpretation of the Thorsen House Blanket Chest. The project features numerous Greene & Greene techniques including finger joints, ebony plugs, arched handles, and breadboard ends. If you’re not a fan of the Greene & Greene style, you can simply leave the Greene & Greene details out and you’ll still have a serviceable blanket chest.


The provided cut list includes all of the information you'll need to order stock for your project. Project kits of stock are available if you would like to simplify the process.

14 Lessons Included


Blanket Chest: Getting Started

Getting started on the Greene & Greene Blanket Chest.


Virtual Tour of the Blanket Chest

An inside look at the blanket chest project and what it takes to make it.



Wood Selection, Rough Milling and Layout

A lengthy discussion about the materials, careful layout, and rough milling our parts.



Case Panels Pt. 1

The panels come together with careful attention to grain orientation and the finger joint template is constructed.



Case Panels Pt. 2

With the case panels constructed, we can proceed with cutting the finger joints and the bottom groove.



The Base & Deck

The base comes together with the completion of the finger joints and the mitered deck!



Plug Mortises & Case Assembly

The case comes together after making some plug mortises and rounding over all of the appropriate edges.



The Hidden Drawer

When a design results in a lot of dead space, why not consider a hidden drawer?



Base & Case Assembly

The bulk of the blanket chest comes together with the assembly of the base and the case.



The Lid

The lid comes together with a panel glueup and construction of the breadboard ends!



The Handles

How to make the classic Greene & Greene arched handle!



Ebony Plugs

Preparation and installation of the ebony plugs and bars.



Dye & Lacquer

A special dye combination and a lacquer finish bring our blanket chest to life!



Stuff & Things

Feet, magnets, and hinges complete our Greene & Greene Blanket Chest!


7 reviews for G&G Blanket Chest

  1. mmonday (verified owner)

    Having been a fan of G&G design for some time I’d always wanted to take on a project to replicate or represent the beautiful soft lines of the G&G brothers work. Problem is I simply didn’t have the background or knowledge to take it on by myself. When Marc announced this project as a Guild Build I was thrilled….and followed each and every step. The result? A beautiful blanket chest that is functional, beautiful, and true to the G&G spirit. Marc’s instruction, as always, was detailed and well thought through to make sure that the construction methods used were effective and easy to understand. I also have to add that Marc’s instruction is entertaining as well! I would recommend this project to anyone, whether new to woodworking or an accomplished craftsman. Enjoy G&G!

  2. cpt_merica (verified owner)

    Before purchasing this video series I had completed multiple weekend projects and a few furniture projects, but nothing that could be classified as fine furniture.

    Marc’s ability to explain and demonstrate fine woodworking techniques provided me with the confidence and skills I needed. I made plenty of mistakes and cut a few corners along the way, but I made what I would consider a piece of fine furniture.

    If you’re contemplating purchasing this project, I highly recommend it. I’m confident you won’t be disappointed.

    John Plumstead

  3. thetimbertalker (verified owner)

    This is my first project with the Guild and it was all I imagined and more. Step by step instructions were easy to follow and contained info that I will use daily in my shop.

    Marc is a natural instructor and offers many tips and alternative techniques to bring the project to completion. You never feel “lost” when watching his instructions.

    The Blanket Chest is a piece I am very proud to have built. The results let me see how much my skills have improved and I have already started my second project.

  4. american_buffalo (verified owner)

    Very happy with the instruction videos and plans provided for this build. I especially like that Marc takes the time to explain things like grain patterns and wood selection that you don’t see a lot of in other how-to videos. Really great project and my wife loves her blanket chest birthday present.

  5. amowbray (verified owner)

    Outstanding instruction! My skill level is far below that of Marc but his videos are very easy to follow and very detailed. I was very impressed with the quality of the video and with the slow, patient process he takes to build the project in a step by step manner. Very well done. I have completed 3 of Marc’s projects and this one was a real winner.

  6. codykniffen (verified owner)

    This was my first build in the Greene and Greene style and I’ll be honest, I was a little nervous the second I purchased the necessary materials. Just look at it, it’s kind of intimidating right? But don’t let the details and multitude of ebony plugs get the best of you. You’ve got a fantastic set of plans and equally great instructor at your fingertips. Every single detail is covered extensively and by following along you’ll be well on your way to becoming a Greene and Greene guru.

    It seems like a lot to take in, but I would suggest anyone interested should dive right in and get started in the world of G&G. As others have previously stated here, I’ve been wood working and building projects for several years, and what started as a pile of rough mahogany quickly became my first piece of “fine” woodworking. I built this as a gift for my parents and I know it will live a long life for many to enjoy.

  7. RonJ103 (verified owner)

    Marc really made this easy with the great videos. It still takes some time to complete, but you are never wondering what the next step is.

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