Cherry and Padauk Tea Box

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Project by DarrylJN posted 12-30-2014 05:45 PM 1200 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Cherry and Padauk tea box as a Christmas present for my Uncle. This box is approximately 9” x 7” x 4-1/2” and has been treated with 6 coats of General Finishes High-Performance Satin Polyurethane. The dividers are removable and this box can really be used for whatever he likes.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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Jim Sellers

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#1 posted 12-31-2014 02:24 AM

Nice box and colors. I’ve been wanting to try those invisible hinges. Are those “soss” brand? Do you like the way they function? good job.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#2 posted 12-31-2014 10:14 AM

I really like how you’ve edged that with the padauk. That’s really pretty!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 02:33 AM

That is a neat trick for concealing the end grain on the corners. I like that.

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. If traffic is passing you on the right, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG DAMN LANE.

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 05:02 PM

Hey Jim,
Yes, those are the Soss barrel hinges and they work great. The quality is excellent and I love that fact that they are hidden. These are for 1/2inch thick wood and the hole is made with a 10mm drill bit. If you are interested, here is a video:



-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 05:09 PM

Not only does it conceal the corners but I believe it also adds strength to the joints. If you want the plans on how I made, let me know and I will give you the PDF via dropbox.


-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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