|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 12-14-2016 02:29 PM||1251 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
This is an auxiliary Christmas gift for my daughter. She has a metal keepsake box which is getting full. My wife suggested I could make a box to take up the over flow. I made it from wood which was previously a pair of end tables that we no longer needed. After planing the finish off, I figure the wood is either pine or poplar. With all the knots and nail holes it certainly has its quota of rustic charm. The panel in the lid is a piece of wormy red oak that I was saving for a tray, but this is a better cause.
The joinery is via rabbets. Not wanting to travel to a hardware store, I created the hinges myself, inspired by a project by John Heisz, and the latching mechanism, though taking some serious thought, was inspired by a project my Matthias Wandel.
The finish was several coats of polyurethane which were wiped off, though I didn’t actually use wipe on poly. The wood feels smooth and has a bit of a sheen on it which I think is just right. You can see I used my usual chamfer treatment on the whole thing.
EDIT: The box measures 8 inches by 10 inches by 16 inches. I just realized that it looks smallish.
[Below] Mandatory glue up photo!
[Below] Latch detail shots.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!