Tissue Box Cover

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Project by AandCstyle posted 01-17-2015 08:22 PM 1276 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we were at our son’s & DIL’s house, I noticed they had an uncovered tissue box, so I immediately sprang into action and made this cover for them. I made it to match the box we gave them for Christmas last year.

The sides are 3/8” thick because that is the best I could do with 4/4 stock to get the continuous grain on the outside. I hope that shows up in the pix. That is also the reason for the short feathers or keys. As I was hand sanding the top of the completed box, it occurred to me that I should have done a 4 way book match for the top. Oh, well, live and learn. :)

Thanks for looking.

-- Art

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#1 posted 01-17-2015 08:45 PM

Hard not to like Zebrawood and Wenge.

Smooth looking tissue box…................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 01-17-2015 10:09 PM

That is so nice,I could just cry!!

Art another impressive piece!! Great job my friend!!

One question… Are the corners butt or mitered?


-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#3 posted 01-17-2015 10:09 PM

Very nice Art. That Zebra wood is very cool. The pins in the corners really make the project. Well done

-- Mark

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#4 posted 01-18-2015 12:20 AM

Thank you, Mike!

Steve, thank you! The corners are mitered, then gently rounded with the ROS before gluing the wenge top piece onto the box.

Mark, thank you!

-- Art

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#5 posted 01-18-2015 06:03 AM

Art, nice job with beautiful wood. I like the idea of a four corner match. In the interest of sharing you might get some ideas from looking at these. Click here for some techniques. Click here for some design ideas. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 01-18-2015 03:26 PM

Al, thank you and thanks for the tips, as well. I am surprised that you just glue the tops to the sides. I have been concerned that the wood’s cross grain movement (perhaps 1/8”) would cause problems. Obviously, that isn’t the case, so it simplifies construction. Thanks, again. :)

-- Art

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