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10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Blanket Chests

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10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Blanket Chests

October 11, 2023

The business of storing blankets is a risky one. If not stored properly, what was a beautiful wool throw last spring will be a moth-hole riddled rag in the fall. Enter the blanket chest (also called the “hope chest” in the American tradition), a hardwood or cedar box at the foot of the bed for the safekeeping of one’s best household linens. Here’s a roundup of our current favorites.

the another country blanket chest two is made of pale ash wood with brushed bra 17
Above: The Another Country Blanket Chest Two is made of pale ash wood with brushed brass detail; £1,595 at Another Country.
the berkshire blanket chest comes unfinished or finished with wood stain to pai 18
Above: The Berkshire Blanket Chest comes unfinished or finished with wood stain to paint; $804.99 at Bostonwood Furniture
the bd studio duncan trunk is made of black finished mango wood; \$949 at burke 19
Above: The BD Studio Duncan Trunk is made of black-finished mango wood; $949 at Burke Decor.
the design within reach made matera storage bench is available in oak or walnut 20
Above: The Design Within Reach-made Matera Storage Bench is available in oak or walnut; $1,745 at Design Within Reach.
the shaker blanket chest is available in cherry, maple, or walnut with the top  21
Above: The Shaker Blanket Chest is available in cherry, maple, or walnut with the top and bottom lined in cedar wood; available in standard or wide sizes starting at $2,886 at Urban Natural.
the a line storage bench \1\1\1 is made of solid european oak with a small leat 22
Above: The A Line Storage Bench 111 is made of solid European oak with a small leather loop to open the top; €998 at Form + Refine
the maple corner woodworks vermont shaker blanket chest is made of cherry wood; 23
Above: The Maple Corner Woodworks Vermont Shaker Blanket Chest is made of cherry wood; $3,292 at Vermont Wood Studios.
the helmsley blanket box is made of ash and includes two removable ash trays fo 24
Above: The Helmsley Blanket Box is made of ash and includes two removable ash trays for additional storage; £2,445 at Treske.
the thos moser designed blanket box with lower drawer is inspired by shaker cra 25
Above: The Thos Moser-designed Blanket Box with lower drawer is inspired by Shaker craft and available in cherry or walnut wood; starting at $5,653 at Thos Moser.
the ercol bosco storage bench includes three interior compartments and is initi 26
Above: The Ercol Bosco Storage Bench includes three interior compartments and is initially designed as a dining bench but works just as well for folded blankets; £945 at Ercol in the UK.

For more storage solutions, see our posts:

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on November 15, 2016. We have updated it with new and additional product selections and current pricing.

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bd studio duncan trunk   1 376x282
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Duncan Trunk

$949.00 USD from Burke Decor
thos moser blanket box   2 376x282
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Blanket Box

$5,653.00 USD from Thos. Moser
ercol bosco dining bench   1 376x282
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Bosco Dining

£945.00 GBP from Ercol

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