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Project by Maxx posted 01-16-2010 07:49 AM 1723 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made for some friends who just had a baby. I liked the idea of doing something with three, since now their family is three.
This is walnut, which I haven’t used before. Durnik recommended it and I can see why. It was easy to work with and it finished wonderfully. I used natural stain and then 50/50 poly/lacquer thinner. The drawers are flocked in a wine color.
My only disappointment is how the drawers open. They don’t stay open very well – so next time, I think I’ll make the piece a bit deeper. Perhaps one more thickness of wood so the drawers have some more depth.
Thanks for taking a look.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#1 posted 01-16-2010 01:07 PM

Very nice box, I also like to use walnut. I love the colors that are in the wood, you never really know how it is going to turn out until you put the finish on it.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 01-16-2010 01:56 PM

Beautiful box, I like the look of walnut. I just completed a bandsaw box where I used 6 boards to make the block that gives it a 4.5” depth. The drawer does stay open.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#3 posted 01-16-2010 03:35 PM

It’s a beauty. Love the walnut. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 01-16-2010 05:10 PM

Very nice. What technique did you use to line the drawers. I’ve not used flocking before; kinda thought the glue in felt would be less messy and easier, but I’m not so sure its really better.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 01-16-2010 05:55 PM

Nice box.i try to make mine as wide as I band saw cuts at 6” so i try to make boxes close to 6”

-- Bill in Mich

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#6 posted 01-16-2010 06:30 PM

Fun and unique box.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 01-17-2010 02:08 AM

Great job Maxx! I’m glad to hear that the new family really likes the box. One more layer of walnut might help out as you well noted. Overall, walnut is probably my favorite wood for all of the reasons you mentioned above.

Nice job!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#8 posted 01-17-2010 06:17 AM

Skylark – thanks. As for the flocking – I can’t imagine anything easier. You just ‘paint’ the area with adhesive (they have colored glue to match the color of the flock), then what I do is put it in a ziplock bag – put some of the flocking material in the drawer, zip the bag – and shake. Once you’ve coated the adhesive, just let it dry and then tap out the excess. It’s not especially cheap – but a little goes a long way.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#9 posted 11-07-2010 04:41 AM

This is a very kool idea. Very nice project.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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