|Project by whope||posted 11-05-2015 12:47 PM||919 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I have a few card game collections that have grown a bit, so I’ve been wanting to make a box for at least some of them. Coming up with a way to keep them from sliding around in a partially filled aisle had been keeping me from actually building a box. After a recent dinner party, I put more thought into it and came up with 3 nesting boxes/trays. You can generate a fair number of different space combinations depending on how you put them together.
The card box itself is made from thermally modified red oak. Since it was a prototype box for my own use, I decided to give this type of wood a try. My local wood source had a pallet of small, milled pieces (1×4x20) that they were selling for a buck a piece.
Unfinished it has a nice milk chocolate color (inside the box). A clear coat of poly and it’s a dark chocolate. Even my girlfriend, who hates red oak, likes it. The wood is brittle and a bit harder to work with as it splinters very easily. Was very careful with the hinge screw holes. I’m not sure it’s suitable for a refined piece, it works for a more rough-cut style.
I used regular wood glue and it seems to hold fine. I bought 8 more boards to have around.
-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe.