Furniture Kits

Project 7: The Kist (Blanket Chest)

All the materials you need to make a solid wood Scottish Kist (blanket chest) using hand tools and traditional woodworking techniques.

The Kist (Blanket Chest) The Kist (Blanket Chest)

The self build wooden furniture making kit for the kist (blanket chest) allows you to build your own traditional Scottish kist in quality Scottish wood. Our self assembly kit contains all the pre-cut wood and fixings you need to complete this furniture making project, plus a comprehensive colour manual with step by step instructions.

Traditional Scottish Kists always had a lock, as papers and personal possessions were stored in them. They often had a string attached inside the top for ties. The carrying handles were often blacksmith made in wrought iron and painted black.

More recently, kists have been used for storing blankets and are called blanket chests as a result.

This woodworking project is aimed at intermediate level; we recommend that inexperienced woodworkers complete one of our first three projects (the creepie stool, the corner unit or the bread box) before tackling the kist (blanket chest) or more advanced furniture making projects.


Manual Price: £14.00

        Kit Price: £170.39


All prices exclude delivery. If you require delivery please contact us before ordering.

Delivery: UK only