Bubinga Tissue Box Cover

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Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 02-09-2010 09:15 PM 1926 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Body of 3/8” Bubinga, top is Waterfall Bubinga veneer over 1/4” Baltic Birch plywood; miter keys are maple. Body is finished with multiple coats of Arm-R-Seal; top has a coat of Seal-A-Cell, then multiple coats of Arm-R-Seal.

I’m quite pleased with this although there are a few things I would have liked to have done better; wife is very happy with it and that’s what counts!


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#1 posted 02-09-2010 09:38 PM

Very nice box Jim very pretty.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-09-2010 10:23 PM

Beautiful box.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 02-09-2010 11:22 PM

Nicely done. The woods you used set it off…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#4 posted 02-09-2010 11:24 PM

nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 02-10-2010 12:32 AM

Very nicely done. I almost always prefer clean simple designs that show off the wood like this one does. Padauk is a great wood if you can prevent it from getting dark and brown as it ages. (Keep it out of the sunlight.)

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 02-10-2010 01:54 AM

bo – ho ,

it makes me cry ,
it is so well done !

please pass me some tissue .

nice box there , jim !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 02-10-2010 02:30 AM

Very nicely done.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#8 posted 02-10-2010 07:08 AM

nice box

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#9 posted 02-10-2010 08:29 AM

Great box. Love the keys and the wood choices work great together. Great build.

Keep it up.


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#10 posted 02-14-2010 01:51 AM

I like the contrast you made between the keys and the body of the wood. Just a question, how do you put more tissue in? Im imagining an opening through the bottom but im not sure.

-- "May you live in interesting times"

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#11 posted 02-14-2010 04:40 AM

Dean10, that is correct – there is no bottom. It fits over the box of tissues. The only problem with these is that you have to design your cover for a particular brand of tissue because they all use a different size box. I designed this one to fit somewhat tightly over the type of tissue we use but I suppose you could make it looser to fit several different brands.


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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