|Project by FloridaArt||posted 06-30-2016 02:23 PM||1027 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
June, 2016—I was inspired by similar boxes shown in a recent woodworking magazine. The lids look like stainless steel but are actually plastic about 1/8-inch thick made to look like stainless on one side, and black on the other side. This material was salvaged from an old fish tank stand. Tools used were table saw, thickness planer, power miter saw, band saw, belt sander, palm sander, drill press.
Both boxes are pine. The wider box has a mahogany veneer applied to the outside, and a removable insert to allow for three compartments. This could be used as a salt box, with three salt varieties. The spoon could lay on top of the dividers. I left the pine insert and pine insides of the mahogany box un-finished since food may touch it. On this box I added a mahogany handle to the lid (held by a screw), although this is really unnecessary since the lid may be opened by pulling on the end.
The thin all-pine box has an oil-base stain applied, inside and out. Both boxes are sealed with a few coats of Waterlox. Joinery is simple mitered corners with splines for added strength and longevity. I used Titebond 2 wood glue, except for attaching the wood to the plastic where I used CA glue.
I will probably make some more of these. Fun to make, and may be used to store all sorts of things, from office supplies to chess pieces.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida