|Project by Rick Dennington||posted 12-21-2015 05:13 PM||1196 views||2 times favorited||21 comments|
Here for your viewing pleasure is a tater and onion box I built for my daughter-in-law fro Christmas….This is what she wanted, and this is what she got….It’s about a 1/3 of the size of a regular box (some people call them bins) to put in her walk-in pantry, and didn’t want it to be too big…So, after sketching up a few drawings and diminsions, this is what I came up with…..
It is made of solid Walnut, and measures 20” high x 9 1/2” deep x 10” wide..I cut two arches at the bottom to make 4 feet instead of one long one.That gives it more feet to stand on.The slope for the lid is cut at 22 1/2 degrees, and all parts are 3/4” stock. I cut 3/4” dados for the dividers, and a 1/4’ rabbit for the inset back panel. The dividers are approx. 9 1/2” apart for each compartment, and I put a 3/4” x 1 1/4” brace across the top to help stiffen the whole box. I then mounted a 3/4” x 1 1/2” brace across the top to mount the lid to. I then mounted the front covers to conceal the seperate bins. At the base, I mounted another piece to attach the hinges, and a little “ole timey latch” to keep the onion lid closed…I then mounted the top hinges to the top piece, then cut out the lid, which is 10 1/4” x 10 1/4”, figuring a 1/2” overhang, and cut a 22 1/2 degree slope so the lid wouldn’t drag when opened…then mounted the hinges to the lid…After checking to make sure everything fit and was ok, I removed all the hardware, sanded all the parts down through the grits, and put two coats of Watco Danish Oil on, letting each coat dry good….After drying good, I put one coat of fast drying poly on, and let it dry for 24 hours…Came back and sanded lightly with 800 wet/dry paper, wiped cleaned, and put on another coat of poly. After 4 days, I buffed with Johnsons Paste wax….Put all the hardware back on, buffed it again, and that finished it up….Here are a few pictures of the build, and final project…...
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