Cornice Box

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Project by blockhead posted 05-08-2009 01:32 AM 1592 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A year ago, we finally got around to painting and re-furnishing our master bedroom. My wife wanted some cornice boxes, but all the ones we could find were too big. She wanted something simple, low profile and less expensive than what we could find. I told her I could try to make some and this is what came of it. I picked out the rope trim and she picked out the decorative piece in the middle. I lightly painted and scuffed the trim and middle piece to make it look a little aged. I made three of them all together. She liked them so I guess that’s all that matters. I’m not sure why the wall paint looks like a light mint color, it’s more of a sage.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#1 posted 05-08-2009 03:10 AM

Great job! Looks nice. It’s a great feeling to make something instead of just buying it. I bet your wife is proud of you!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 05-08-2009 03:46 AM

good looking finished project

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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#3 posted 05-08-2009 04:12 AM

Oh…..your project cost was much lower then the cost of buying them…. Plus I thnk you did a fabulous job…Your wife must love them….

Thanks for sharing….


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#4 posted 05-08-2009 07:23 AM

well done

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-08-2009 12:00 PM

It does feel good to make something yourself. Yes, they were much cheaper. I made three for a little more than the cost of one “plastic” box from the store. Thanks for the comments LJ’s!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#6 posted 02-20-2010 06:52 AM

nice job! its a beautiful addition to the room.

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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