The finish is coming along nicely. I am up to about 6 coats of tung oil finish. I have lost count and still have at least a couple more to go. I didn’t want to keep posting the same pics of the finish process so I decided to do something else.
I have been leaving the bottoms plain since I use cedar and I really like the way it looks, but this time I wanted to do a little something extra. I haven’t lined any of my boxes recently and this one seemed to need a soft touch to it.
This first picture is just the tools I am using. You can see the micro-suede I used. I am going for a earthy feel so I chose the sage. I keep a little of this stuff around in different colors for when I need it. You will also see some cardboard, carpet tape, double sided tape and a small square. You also need something to cut everything with.
First cut the cardboard 1/16 inch smaller than your box (length and width). I then cut a piece of fabric a couple inches bigger than the cardboard. I put carpet tape on each side of the length.
Peel the carpet tape and flip over the cardboard and center on the fabric. With the cardboard and fabric stuck together I then apply carpet tape to the back of the cardboard. This will end up being the bottom of the liner.
Next I cut the corners of the fabric off at a 45 degree angle being sure to leave at least 1/16 past the corner of the cardboard. I marked the 45’s on the cardboard to be safe.
Then I add the narrow double sided tape in between the carpet tape. I normally use the carpet tape, but I didn’t this time because I am not done with the finish on the box and didn’t want to take a chance of it sticking to the box. I could have cut my fabric a little larger and not had this problem but didn’t think about it until it was to late. Then pull the sides tight and attach to the tape.
Here it is all done and sitting on the table
And in the box
I believe all that is left to do to this one is a few more coats of finish and a raw cedar stop. The cedar stop will be unfinished and used to give that awesome cedar smell to the box and to stop the lid from opening up to far. If you have seen my other blogs then chances are you know what I am talking about. If not then stay tuned.
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-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks