Simple, Poplar box, Mahogany Stain

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Project by dragonnotes posted 1510 days ago 2932 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first box I actually made and finished. I gave it to my 3 year old daughter, hence the plastic jewelry inside.
All poplar, stained and polyurethane. I mortised in the hinges by hand.

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#1 posted 1510 days ago

Nice looking stain. What kinda joints did you use on the sides? Is it just a rabbit??

-- "May you live in interesting times"

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#2 posted 1510 days ago

Just simple rabbit joints.

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#3 posted 1510 days ago

Beautiful box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 1510 days ago

Nice job. It’s good to be daughter approved.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 1510 days ago

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 1510 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#7 posted 1510 days ago

Poplar takes stain very well. Good job

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#8 posted 1509 days ago

You did a great job. I bet your daughter loves it….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 1509 days ago

This is an excellent box. Poplar can be a challenge to stain but it looks like you did a nice job on the box. One of the nicest things that we, as woodworkers, can do is share our skills by making gifts for family and friends. I am sure you daughter will always treasure the box.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 1509 days ago

I like this box, simple clean design. Spot on!

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