Mother & Child box...

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Project by Howard posted 07-19-2015 12:24 AM 673 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a small box for my Daughter-in-Law. She just gave birth to my second Grandson. Found the basic design somewhere on the Net and modified it to fit my taste in projects. Used a poor choice of wood so ended up painting the finished project. And thanks to all the LJ members that have given my new build ideas…it has been fun looking thru all the beautiful projects posted over the past 6 years.

-- The greatest compliment you can give a person is to copy and hopefully improve upon their work.

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 02:07 AM

What a great looking BS box. I have made that design many times over the years and it has always been well accepted. I like the change you have put into it. The drawers look like the fit very well. The base really sets it off.

I just noticed the city you live in. My wife and her family came from the same town. She has a couple family members that live there. She left there as a young child would revisit every couple of years. Thanks for sharing your idea. And Welcome to LJ’s Great bunch of people from all over the world here.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-20-2015 12:40 AM

I too, am not a real fan of painting wood. But in this case I think the result is dramatic.
I mean the whole thing attracts your eye and keeps you looking!

Sometimes my goofs and the resulting fixes have ended up with something even better than originally planned.
Well done, my friend, especially with the design.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#3 posted 07-20-2015 10:21 AM

FANTASTIC… absolutely fantastic…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 07-21-2015 09:12 PM

Really cool – - -so what was the poor wood choice? or what happened?

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#5 posted 07-22-2015 04:10 AM

A Happy mistake!
Your paint job looks flawless! ~Suzanne

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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#6 posted 07-22-2015 05:40 PM

The wood used was Mahogany and Poplar. I am not a fan of either of these woods but it was what I had on hand and figured they would work well together. But, when I applied the finish (lacquer) the results looked sub-par at best. Rather have the project painted than a sub-par finish. Live and learn.

-- The greatest compliment you can give a person is to copy and hopefully improve upon their work.

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