Open Top Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by ghazard posted 06-17-2009 11:58 PM 1794 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister-in-law asked for a box to hold 3×5 note cards…and here it is. Pretty straight forward. Cherry and Walnut. The bottom is .5” cherry also…but from a different board than the sides. When I picked out that board I thought it was going to come close in color to the cherry I used for the sides (which I didn’t have with me at the time ;(. It is a pretty board, just didn’t match like I hoped. Oh well.

The walnut pegs are to adjust the “support” as the stack of note cards increases. I included a few extra pegs for good measure.

12.5” x 6.5” x 3”

Thanks for looking. All comments welcome!


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

8 comments so far

View lew's profile


11758 posts in 3538 days

#1 posted 06-18-2009 01:23 AM

Nice Idea!

I really like how the two woods complement each other.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 3455 days

#2 posted 06-18-2009 01:51 AM

Nice looking box.

View mtkate's profile


2049 posts in 3108 days

#3 posted 06-18-2009 02:19 AM

How did you get the peg holes looking so orderly? A jig or by hand?

View ghazard's profile


382 posts in 3292 days

#4 posted 06-18-2009 03:24 AM

mtkate – I measured then arranged small “pilot” marks in the finished box by twisting a small drill bit with my fingers. That is much more precise than a punch or hand drill…because, I don’t know about anyone else, but I am not very accurate in placing holes with a drill all spooled up. Then I drilled the .25” holes on a drill press.

Thanks for the nice comments!

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

View a1Jim's profile


116322 posts in 3360 days

#5 posted 06-18-2009 03:34 AM

Well done looks great

-- Custom furniture

View Rustic's profile


3251 posts in 3379 days

#6 posted 06-18-2009 04:42 AM

very nice

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

View huff's profile


2828 posts in 3068 days

#7 posted 06-18-2009 04:55 AM

I’m sure your sister-in-law was expecting just a simple box for the cards, That’s one fancy box for 3×5 cards.
Nice Job.

-- John @

View SgtSnafu's profile


960 posts in 3054 days

#8 posted 06-18-2009 03:34 PM

Very nice box – Well done – Before I got into woodworking , I asked a coworker (was was a woodworker) to build me something similar (made of pine, nowhere as nice as yours) for my computer discs.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics