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Project by Michaelgurrado posted 07-08-2014 07:37 PM 560 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewelry i made was made on an impulse it started out with some scrap pieces of oak that i had which are the leg posts. I had them laying around my shop for quite some time, i knew i wanted to use them as legs for a box but i just never got around to making one. One day i was sitting in my shop with nothing to do but that itch of wanting to make something so i grabbed the 4 pieces of oak and started looking for other scrap pieces of wood i had, i found some cherry pieces that was in my scrap pile of wood and used that for the sides and the lid of the box. This box was made almost entirely out of scrap pieces of wood, the only piece of wood that i had to get was the bottom of the box which is aromatic cedar. I originally was going to buy regular quarter inch plywood but i saw the cedar and could not resist. The hinges i already had on hand. I made this box with very limited tools working with what i have (which is not a lot). I used a Miter saw, a Biscuit Jointer to attach the side pieces to the posts and to keep the lid of the box aligned, a Router to cut the groove for the bottom, and an Orbital sander. I used danish oil and some wipe on poly to finish it. I also kind of like that it looks like a miniature coffee table when the lid is closed, but that was not intentional.





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Steve Kreins

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#1 posted 07-08-2014 10:01 PM

I like the unique look and it does look like a coffee table when closed. ;)
How thick is the cedar and dimensions of the box?
Keep inspiring me, I have lots of scrape.

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Michaelgurrado

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#2 posted 07-08-2014 10:17 PM

Thanl you! The cedar is 1/4 inch thick, the actual dimensions of the box I’m not completely sure I have to measure it the inside is roughly 11-1/2 inches wide and 7-1/2 inch long. The depth of the box is only two inches deep. I wish it was a little bit deeper but I used only the wood I had on hand.

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