ok so it has been a week since i have worked on my stationary box and finaly got some time off. I decided that my box needed a substacial bottom to it so i whent to the only hardwood dealer in houston for the first time. oh my god what a place. you name it they had it. Lace wood, Wenge, Zebra, Cherry Oak The list could go on. They had raw lumber that they will mill to whatever you wanted. any amount it did not matter. After i wandered around this wearhouse of wonderful smells of wood being cut and milled to who knows what orders i finally found what i was looking for. a one and one forth thick piece of red oak that was three feet long and six inches wide. i only wondered what it was going to cost for you see up untill this point i bought all my wood from that , well store. that store would have cost me around 15 – 20 dollars. the cost here 6 dollars. i was so happy i rushed home and began to work on the base and the rest of the box. i put my head down for a number of wonderful hours and got almost the whole thong done. all that is left is to glue up the draw, sand and finish. think i will go start now.
-- Mark from Deer Park, Texas