|Project by David Craig||posted 11-24-2009 01:19 AM||2222 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
This was one of my first more complicated projects. This plan was from a Wood magazine and I made it for a friend whose mother had given her a few quilts and she had no place to show them off. Most of my work so far has been done on pine boards that were either salvaged from inside my house or purchased at the local home center. They say a good woodworker can make a cheap board piece of pine look like nice lumber. Well, I was at the stage where I could make a prime board look like cheap pine :) so I stick with the pine until I learn my chops a little.
The project is pretty basic, but it required angled dowel joinery. I never worked with dowels before and I was quite pleased on how well the joints fit together. All of you out there know that dowel holes are unforgiving when it comes to lining them up. I bought a wolfcraft doweling jig to help. Nice little contraption and fairly inexpensive but you are limited on the width of the board you can use it on.
At any rate, my friend was happy and proudly displays her quilts on it, which makes me happy and proud as well.
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.