|Project by SJWoodCreations||posted 02-22-2016 09:12 PM||901 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This box was another step in the process of reducing my ever-growing pile of cutoffs. I have no idea what kind of wood the sides of the box are, feel free to comment if you do. It was the last piece of a large board that my dad was throwing out when cleaning his garage, and I’ve since milled it up to use in several small projects.
The box is pretty simple in construction. I mitered the four sides and cut dadoes for the top and bottom panels (6mm birch plywod) before gluing up. Then I cut the slots for the corner splines (with my newly constructed spline jig), cut a narrow strip of poplar for the spline material, and glued them in. After cutting the excess spline material off, I took it to the router table and put a chamfer on all the edges. Then I cut the lid off the box and put smaller chamfer on the cut edges. I applied some wipe-on poly, installed some cheapo hinges from Lowes, and lastly, put the felt liner in.
It’s not the most exciting box, but I like taking a piece of material that might otherwise be a throw-away and turning it into something nice. Thanks for looking!
-- Sam --- Tulsa, OK