|Project by Tooch||posted 02-16-2015 06:05 PM||1371 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
They say that the 5th anniversary is “wood,” so this was my gift to my wife for our Anniversary last June. (NOTE: this post is extremely late… the gift was on time) I was going to get her a pile of Walnut or QSRO, but I figured that would be more of a gift to me than her…
Construction is pretty basic, although there is a lot of minor things with this piece. I used the dovetail jig made by Porter Cable for the half-blind dovetails, and my raised panel door router bits for the lid. The inside tray is removable, and sits on a thin ledge that I glued in. I wanted to add something special so I went with the paisely pattern felt for the inside lining.
The main box, lid, and tray are are Red Oak, but I went with Maple for the panel because engravings always look nicer on maple as opposed to oak. The message on the inside was a quote I found somewhere online, and the picture was taken right before we chaperoned Prom last year. Funny, I didn’t go to my senior prom with my wife, but ever since I’ve been a teacher I take her every year.
The lid is held on with hinges, although they are not pictured. I Always have problems with lids not matching up perfectly, so this time I made it slightly over-sized, clamped in on to the box, then used a flush bit on a palm router to make it fit just right. I also stole the idea of Faux Feet from Boxguy, thanks for that! I used Minwax Red Oak stain and 3 coats of wipe on poly.
Thanks for looking, as always comments/questions/suggestions/complaints are all welcome!
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