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Poplar! I have learned my lesson about this species. Staining a light cherry was a pain. But, my wife likes it.
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#1 posted 11-06-2016 11:40 PM
I like the simplicity of it – very clean an sophisticated style. Right up my alley. Can you walk us thorough your construction?
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#2 posted 11-07-2016 01:49 AM
Thanks much! Noting special. Should have taken photos of the process. I need to remind myself to stop and photograph things. Scrap wood from Lowe’s. I was told that poplar was a “scub” or “weed” wood, but I always thought is was unwarranted. Butt joints, glue, and clamping. I don’t know how to do dove joints yet—have a class in hand tool joinery coming up. Started with red oak stain, but it just didn’t look good. Sanded down, went with a cherry instead, and kept working on it until I got sick of looking at it. I’m pretty sure I did everything wrong in making it. Time to work on other stuff. Oh, the bottom edges are rounded like the top.
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#3 posted 11-07-2016 04:15 AM
Sure wish my first box would have looked as nice.
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#4 posted 11-07-2016 02:18 PM
It’s a nice practical box.
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#5 posted 11-07-2016 09:03 PM
It looks a lot like a box from this angle … and quite usable, what else can you ask for? Make many more.
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#6 posted 11-07-2016 09:05 PM
Thanks—everyone here seems so talented. I guess I am a little proud of it though.
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#7 posted 11-08-2016 03:51 PM
Nice job on the box. I like how the structural supports in the corner also help register the lid. Nothing wrong with poplar either! I have had luck finishing poplar using dewaxed shellac/water based dye/water based poly. Your stain job looks better than you think ;) We are all our own worst critics.
-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.
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