Kleenex box covers

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Project by TerryS posted 08-08-2014 10:41 PM 2143 views 26 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has several Kleenex boxes strategically placed around the house. They are not really attractive so I thought I could conceal them with some good looking wood. My first thought was to design a simple hardwood box. Then I got inspired when I looked at some of my Arts & Crafts furniture projects. I began to make some drawings with dimensions close to a Kleenex box size (4 1/2×4 1/2×5). Once the drawings were finished, I chose some quarter sawn Oak that would look good with our décor. Working with small pieces of wood can be time consuming an stressful. However, once the project was completed, I felt like it was worth the effort.


-- Terry

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#1 posted 08-08-2014 10:50 PM

They are very attractive and well made. This is something that needs to get closer to the top of my list. Thanks for sharing.

-- Art

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#2 posted 08-09-2014 12:07 AM

Cool! Nicely designed and built.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 08-09-2014 12:11 AM

Definitely worth the effort! I love the A&C look to the one, and the G&G look to the other!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 08-09-2014 01:59 AM

Both are gorgeous! I love both styles. Guess I’ll have to make a few of each (though I use the long boxes, not the cubical ones).

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#5 posted 08-09-2014 02:19 AM

Well done pieces, I bet they will be in plain view

-- Norman

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#6 posted 08-09-2014 02:40 AM

Those are nice and a great Idea.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 08-09-2014 08:57 AM

Very nice designs you created for just a small tissue box, very good.

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#8 posted 08-09-2014 09:49 AM

Beautiful boxes. I especially like the pegged one with the protruding box joints. Great work on both.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 08-09-2014 01:16 PM

Nice boxes. I have seen similar ones on another web-site that sells A&E furniture. I can see that the box on the left is trapezoidal in shape. Is the other box shaped the same way or is it rectangular?


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#10 posted 08-09-2014 02:58 PM

These look very nice and are certainly very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 08-09-2014 06:17 PM

VERY NICE, great job.

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#12 posted 08-09-2014 08:25 PM

BJ, the box you are referring to has vertical sides. However, the stiles are angled 1/8” from top to bottom on the outside.
Thanks, TerryS

-- Terry

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#13 posted 08-09-2014 09:24 PM

Something to sneeze at, for once. Lol

-- Have a blessed day!

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#14 posted 08-10-2014 04:29 AM

Thanks Terry,

Looks like a nice project. I’ll add it to my growing list.


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