|Project by Boxguy||posted 04-20-2015 11:39 PM||1905 views||6 times favorited||22 comments|
Thanks for looking at this project. Any comments and suggestions are appreciated and welcome. I will reply to all of you Lumberlanders out there who take time to “have your say” in the next 24 hours, so check back for feedback.
At the end of this posting, there is a tutorial index of some of my previous postings that will show you how to build the jigs and learn techniques for building boxes.
Pictured is a removable quarter sawn white oak tray (15×10 1/2×3) with a Bubinga burl veneered tray bottom. The side pockets (15×14) and support structure are also White Oak. The corner splines are ebony. The idea is that you will have a removable TV tray and a convenient place to keep remotes for various devices. This unit is designed to hang over the arm of a couch that sits next to Ken’s favorite TV chair. (For these pictures we used a random chair. The unit fits Ken’s furniture much better.)
Story: After we took some measurements and had approximate sizes we quickly made a plywood prototype to try out. It worked, but we talked it over and decided that it could be improved.
We could add a snazzy removable tray, tweak the angles and sizes, and make it possible to adjust the dividers for future remote sizes.
Ken is a perfectionist and gave the whole project a flawless finish with several coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly. It really shines.
.Tutorials: For methods used to make boxes like the one pictured just click on the blue links below. They are arranged by topic.
Making a jig to cut spline slots:
Jig for 45ing corners:
Making splines with a simple jig:
$5 band clamps:
Combining Wood Colors:
Sizing Tea Boxes and Dividers From Venetian Blinds
Making Kleenex boxes:
Making music boxes
Routers and Rounding edges
Why round box corners?
Organizing a glue-up table:
Adding splines to a box:
Measuring for spline slot cuts:
Installing an attached top: like that pictured above.
Cutting off the box top and sizing piano hinges
Adding finger indents:
More about finger indents.
Mortising and installing hinges:
Tips on making sliding trays: for inside boxes:
Swapping Wood By Mail:
Making a serving tray with angled sides.
Roy Underhill's tool tote.
-- Big Al in IN