|Project by mtkate||posted 03-06-2010 01:14 AM||2123 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
I decided I could no longer stand looking at the crappy plastic containers holding some random wrenches and sockets (second picture)... and decided to replace them with a crappy box. At least it’s made of wood (all pine scraps).
This project taught me to stick to the plan. The wood is assembled pieces from things disassembled. I planned to paint the box as I knew it would not look good any other way. There are nail holes all over the place and the wood used to have varnish and stain. I also did not want to spend much time sanding. So I spent little time sanding and decided to try out an antique cherry stain finish I had – just to see what it looks like. Blotches all over of course because I did not bother treating it and I did not sand off all the glue that oozed over the edges. I didn’t even try to make sure the wood grain is the same (see the fronts of the drawers!) After it was done I decided to keep it and shove it back in the closet. It does the job. The drawers slide in an out, which is what counts, and the random pieces of tools are organized.
I got to practice with my finger joint jig – which I had to remake because it was just under a millimeter off and my first few passes didn’t work well. Now it works great.
The most exciting thing was using the drill press to make the hole. Never did that before. Is it odd to get thrilled by that kind of activity?