I am going to attempt to build a box for my father in law to store coins in.
The criteria is fairly simple. ( in theory )
The box must be small enough to fit inside a floor safe, yet big enough to be able to carry multiple coins to a show. Box size will be approx. 8.5” x 8.5” x 12” deep, with three flush mounted drawers in the front, with 3 storage compartments running the length of each drawer that will be used to store coin display cards that are 2” square. I am thinking 2 1/16” square should be good with 1/8” dividers between them. The inside of the drawers will not need to be lined.
I plan on making a standard box with 1/2 blind dovetails for the drawers.
Box case is cherry, and I am torn between a couple different materials for the drawer sides. Walnut, purple heart, or bubinga. I feel the drawer side material should also be incorporated into the outside of the box as well somewhere, as an accent maybe, but I can’t do this with the pulls, as they are a specific type for this type of box. They are brass and require a small card to go in the front for indexing.
I have never “designed” something of this nature on my own, ( I buy a lot of plans ) and am a bit intimidated so I thought a blog would be a good way to get some input from others who have built something similar, and if someone else is interested in building one.. we can work together along the way?
Once I figure out how to post pics from my computer I will attach them as well.
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