The Sisters

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Project by Russel posted 1910 days ago 1158 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two boxes are from the 30 projects in 30 days challenge. They’re sisters because they’re made from the same materials, the same boards. The boxes are Willow with Leopard Wood on the top. They are 6×8 and about 3.5 inches deep.

Like all siblings, they each have their own characteristics. One, the left, was cooperative and has a simple look. The other, the right, was less so.

I started out planning on twins, but the second box would not cooperate. The willow around the top decided to turn itself around when I started cutting the miters, so things didn’t fit right. And of course, the leopard wood stands a little proud on the top, not unlike a younger sibling vying for attention.

The boxes are similar but not identical, just like sisters. So here are the Willow Girls.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#1 posted 1910 days ago

I like them. What did you use to finish them?

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#2 posted 1910 days ago

Nice looking pair of girls.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#3 posted 1910 days ago

Thanks dhg.

Sandy, they’re finished with a gloss wipe on poly. I was going to use a Satin finish for the toublesome sister because, well, she’s just not as bright. ;-)

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 1910 days ago

They be good man , well done

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1909 days ago

The girls are good. I keep going back and forth to decide which one I like better…and I can’t decide. They’re both beautiful pieces. Nicely done.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#6 posted 1909 days ago

Looking good Russel

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 1909 days ago

Like the contrasting tops. Nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 1909 days ago

Nice job, Russel. Those tops came out great.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 1909 days ago

Thanks guys. I’m pleased with the contrast between the willow and leopard wood.

-- Working at Woodworking

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