|Project by OldWrangler||posted 12-09-2014 04:41 AM||1161 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
Guys, this is one of those projects that gave me problems from the beginning but I kept at it. I don’t like the way it came out but it’s starting to grow on me. It’ll wind up on a shelf somewhere in the house. My vision of what I was building was different from what it ended up but I’ve gotten used to that.
It is basically a box 9” x 11” x 14” tall. Totally BKP scrap from my buddy Monte. It’s made of 1/2” x 1/2” newels (is that really a word?) stacked log cabin style into a domed box. “Logs” have edges routed with a round over bit. Everything is glued, not a nail or screw except for the screws holding the hinges…..good old Titebond III. The box is lined with aromatic cedar throughout. Bottom of box and tray are lined with hair-on cowhide and lid knob is a piece of deer antler, polished and yes, it is held on by a screw. There are 87 logs total plus base, legs and drawers. It really cleaned out the scrap bin.
On the left side of the box is a hidden drawer that can’t be seen ( it is really camouflaged by the logs) and it comes out easily by pushing through a hole on the bottom side. Drawer was a booger to make. It just wouldn’t slide out until with enough sanding and a few expletives, it loosened up. Now it works fine…has enough friction to hold it in until you push it out from underneath. It is also lined with cowhide and is about 1 1/2” deep. Finish is my favorite stain, Minwax Golden Pecan and my usual unimpressive rattle-can Poly.
Let me know what you think. Is it different enough to keep? Is it just more firewood? Is the design a whole lot better than the execution? Did I just waste about 3 weeks fooling with this? If you think it sucks, I’d really rather not know. You can say …”well, it is different” or “I’ve never seen anything like it” and I’ll know what you really mean.
Next project is another BS box that looks like a vine with 4 big leaves (those are the drawers). My idea looks kool on paper and not hard to make….more of Monte’s BKP.
-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!