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Cedar Box with Two Drawers

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Project by FloridaArt posted 07-28-2016 12:55 AM 306 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July, 2016—Made from a log of cedar that Sawdust Tom gave me. Nice band saw project. Waterlox gloss used for finish, with black flocking inside the drawers. Drawer handles attached with dowels. All joints glued with Titebond II. The K-cup is shown in the last photo for scale.

A couple thoughts about working with cedar: First, it is very absorbent. Expect to use several extra coats of finish. Also, water-based finish does not react well with cedar. Waterlox is an oil-base finish.

Thanks for looking!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 07-28-2016 01:28 AM

That one is really pretty. Not much Eastern Cedar around here.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Roger

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#2 posted 07-28-2016 11:19 AM

Beautiful how you were able to incorporate the natural color on the top/outside. Super nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 07-28-2016 02:12 PM

Nice Job Art !

-- Eric, central Florida

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 07-28-2016 02:53 PM

just love these little trinket boxes …..... GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Donna Menke

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#5 posted 07-28-2016 03:52 PM

Great job planning the colors of the wood. My experience with cedar like this is that sanding is critical. I had to refinish my Infinity Box a couple of times- and you can still see some scratches. I used it as a learning point in the chapter for that project in my book.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#6 posted 07-29-2016 11:00 AM

Nice BS box Art. What you can do to stream line it up a bit is center the drawers inside of the cavity by putting runners on the bottom of the drawers.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#7 posted 07-29-2016 07:28 PM

Nice box, wood looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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FloridaArt

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#8 posted 07-30-2016 12:19 PM

Blackie_ is correct. Placing runners on the bottom of the drawers will allow for the gap around the drawer to be uniform. I have done that on some of my boxes. No excuses. Just got lazy on these.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 07-30-2016 01:06 PM

Ah Ok Art :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#10 posted 08-18-2016 03:23 AM

nice contrasting wood stain selection, those go very well together, almost like using maple and purple heart…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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