|Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder||posted 11-19-2009 12:57 PM||2047 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a gift for some friends of ours little girl’s first birthday.
Made from completely from spruce. It features raised panels on all sides and the frame is made with tongue and groove construction. The corners are formed using tongue and grooves also. The lid is attached used a piano hinge and lightweight lid support. The bottom is covered with a bright cloth with a hot air balloon allover pattern. I applied this fabric with Titebond II glue cut with a little water. I used “spaceballs” in the construction of the panels so the panels would be tight.
The outside measures 34 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 20 inches high.
The finish is 2 coats of water-based Kilz brushed on and lightly sanded between coats. The final finish is two coats of Krylon H20 Satin White spray paint. This is the first time I used this paint. I like it because it is water-based and non-toxic which makes it ideal for childrens furniture plus it dries super fast and you can re-coat in about an hour. It is a bit expensive. Paid 5.99 per can at Hobby Lobby but that is the only place that carried it in town. This project took 2 cans to complete.
-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.