more boxes #2: Options, soliciting opinions

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Blog entry by Chris Cook posted 03-31-2012 03:38 PM 1111 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m in the middle of a box project (still experimenting) I have a piece of checkerboard I made as a test and I want to incorporate it as a lid or as the bottom.

As the lid, I think it looks too busy, then again I kind of like it. Here’s two pictures of how I may do it.

I just have things stacked together here, no glue or fasteners at this point.

Please let me know your thoughts.



-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#1 posted 03-31-2012 03:43 PM

Definitly use the checkerboard for the lid. I love it!! Maybe make another cherboard for the bottom, however you do it its going to look good….............Jack

-- Jack R. Ellis

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#2 posted 03-31-2012 09:13 PM

I would use the checkerboard for the lid. It will get lost as a bottom..especially when some things are placed in the box.

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#3 posted 04-01-2012 01:57 AM

Yep, checkerboard for the lid. I like it! Doesn’t look too busy to me.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 04-01-2012 02:04 AM

Definitely for the lid

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 04-01-2012 12:42 PM

Top picture is the winner for me.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#6 posted 04-01-2012 12:50 PM

I don’t see anything wrong with the checker board for a lid. However, I think that the checkerboard would look better if it was framed with the darker wood all the way around. I would also say that to me a rectangular box looks better than a square box. In other words the lid could have the checker board pattern as a decorative effect but doesn’t need to be square like a checker board. Of course, if it’s meant to be used as a checker board then square it should be. No matter what, the first box is going to look good.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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