Knitting Box / Chest / Basket

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Project by Dkol posted 09-21-2009 07:10 PM 4376 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A project for my wife. She wanted something to store her crotchet projects and supplies in. I could not find any examples that suited her so she described what she wanted. It needed to be light and have handles so she could move it to wherever she was working, she wanted a split lid for easy access.

Made of Alder with shiplap panels approx 17”x24”x16”h

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Mike Gager

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#1 posted 09-21-2009 07:24 PM

wow i really like the alder, what did you finish it with?

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#2 posted 09-21-2009 07:40 PM

Well done Dkol ! Excellent end product. I bet you would no touble at all selling these boxes at sewing
and knitting stores.(Particularly around Christmas time.)

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Heidi Neely

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#3 posted 09-21-2009 08:47 PM

When it’s all closed up it kind of looks like a cute little end table (more like furniture then a normal storage bin) when not being used it can even set out in the living space and not look out of place. I really like the design too…the way one side of the top fits tight right over the other makes it a nice small seam down the middle. Very nice : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#4 posted 09-21-2009 09:49 PM

Mike: The finish is a spit coat of shellac followed by 4 coats of wipe on Poly satin finish.

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#5 posted 09-22-2009 02:02 AM

Very nice design and craftsmanship. I like the Alder also.

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#6 posted 09-22-2009 03:21 AM

Great design. Very well done.

-- John @

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#7 posted 09-22-2009 04:00 AM

Well done Looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 09-22-2009 12:51 PM

Nice work!

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