Now we want to cleanup all the holes we have made. As you can see below I chose a light colored wood. Just poplar dowels I picked up at Lowes. You can use dark colored wood if you don’t want a contrast.
First I cut up the dowels.
Then applied some glue to the holes.
And then banged all the plugs in place
You can barley see below the holes that I plugged from my mistake earlier.
You can either use a flush trim saw or just sand the plugs flush with the surface.
To keep the box from sliding around or scratching my counter top I am adding rubber feet. I posted picture of them in the last lesson.
I also use some small nails pictured below.
I put the feet in each corner of the box
Then I drive a nail in each one to make sure it never comes off. I drive the nail about 1/2 way through the feet so that the nail itself won’t create a scratch.
At this point your box should look like this.
At this point all you will need is the handle. In the next class I will show you the handle I made, but here is where I want you to use your imagination to come up with something before you see mine.
You will notice that I propped the door up to be level. The dimension from your counter top to the underside of the door will determine the size of your handle. You want the door resting on the handle when it’s open to give you a nice level surface to prepare your sandwiches.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX