Simple, Poplar box, Mahogany Stain

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Project by dragonnotes posted 03-03-2010 05:29 AM 5138 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 03-03-2010 05:40 AM

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 03-03-2010 05:41 AM

Just simple rabbit joints.

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 05:49 AM

Beautiful box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 05:57 AM

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

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 03-03-2010 06:02 AM

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 03-03-2010 07:32 AM

looks good

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#7 posted 03-03-2010 08:49 AM

Poplar takes stain very well. Good job

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 03-03-2010 01:55 PM

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

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 03-03-2010 02:17 PM

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 03-03-2010 09:35 PM

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

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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