|Project by FloridaArt||posted 01-04-2010 06:48 AM||2552 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
December, 2009 – This was a fun box to make because this is truly made from wood scraps that should have been tossed in the trash. With a little time at the table saw I was able to size the scraps so they could be glued up into a big block. This measures about 7-inches tall. The drawer bottoms are lined with felt, and the handles are hardwood scraps. I applied a sanding sealer followed by 3 layers of brush-on lacquer gloss. I am new to lacquer, and it shows to anyone with a critical eye. However, it sure feels smooth! I sanded down to 600 grit before finishing, and then 1200 grit between coats. It was fun to make something so unique.
As you can see from the photos, I paid no attention to the direction of the grains. For all I know, this thing will self destruct with changes in humidity! I used the Gorilla Wood Glue, applied with a brush for good coverage. It will be interesting to watch this one age.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida