|Project by otindashop||posted 06-05-2015 04:47 PM||736 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This box was made to fit the top. There are compromises. The base isn’t actually sized for the box because I wanted to preserve the entire surface of the box top.
Birds-eye maple is not easy to get. I was given this wood and it had a live edge on it. When taking the edge off, the protrusions were needle sharp. No matter what i did pulling off the live edge, much remained. Then I used the scotchbrite wheel (available at Harbor Freight) and removed the live edge completely while also rounding off but not removing the eye stickers. You can see the close up in one of the pics showing the live edge. The tool i also showing in the 3rd picture.
The base is pine.
The finish is 7 coats of polycrylic followed by hard paste wax.
Dimensions 3-1/2 H X 12-1/2 L X 11-1/2 W
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