|Project by studie||posted 11-24-2009 at 04:51 AM||2647 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
Had some V G Fir plywood left from a job & my neighbors baby girls 1st birthday was coming up so made this box. Mitered the sides & top with biscuits, bottom is rabbeted. Assembled & glued without the bottom as a unit & have to say it was hard to get all those biscuits & miters to fit up as 1 unit! I have seen this somewhere before that if you make the box as one then cut the lid off then the fit is perfect. It worked for me without worry about any alignment of the lid VS box issues. However the mitered edges & top did not come to a perfect point. But wait, the ply could not have radiuses anyway for safety sake. The thin veneer is only 1/32” and you can’t have sharp things with a child around. So I used a 45 degree router bit on the edges & top then made Brazilian cherry strips to fasten all around, also for the base. Next a 3/8” radius edge. The ply is VG on both sides so makes for a nice feature inside & out. A trick I have to share is using a #23 gauge pin nailer on this edge, hold the gun away about 1/4” then shoot to have the pin stay out from the wood enough to pull out with pliers after the glue is dry. If they don’t come out clean then just file then sand, they are so small you can hardly see them.