|Project by JoeMags||posted 06-19-2009 05:29 AM||1929 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
I made this for my niece for her graduation from the 8th grade.This is the 2nd box I made with some old growth pine that I got from an old homestead on a piece of property that my father in-law owns. I only know the type of wood because you all helped me I.D. it from my last project, Thanks! This was the remainder of the same board I used for that last box. The grain is kind of all over the place on this one but I don’t think she will care about that. I screwed the top up while cutting it off and I had to cut it down and do some major sanding to salvage it. This is why there is almost no recess to the inside of the top. In my haste, I also glued the top on upside down. The side I had planned to use had nicer grain and didn’t have that knot. I actually had to fill the knot in. The top was cursed! I learned many things (mostly what not to do) while making this one. If I can make just one less mistake on each one I’ll feel like I’m heading in the right direction. The finish is spray on satin poly and then I waxed it with Johnsons wax.
Thanks for looking and take care,