|Project by Durnik150||posted 03-15-2010 11:58 AM||2187 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
This group is a project that I have been working on for a while. I had a co-worker of mine ask if I could make a set of boxes for her daughter who was attending cosmetology school. She was looking for something that would end up holding her combs, brushes, curling iron, etc. I decided to build this to see if the concept was sound. The co-worker dropped off the face of the earth so we never took the step of really trying to fit the beauty equipment in a subsequent version. I like to imagine that her daughter was a beauty school drop-out (doo-wop).
Anyway. This set sat in my shop waiting to be finished for a long time. I finally decided to break the set up into individual pieces to make it a little more saleable. The two biggest pieces in back each have rare earth magnets in them and hold to each other very well. Those little suckers are really strong! So those two are considered a set as far as selling. All of the boxes are made using the standard bandsaw box technique, just on varying size.
The finish is a “natural” tone stain with three coats of thinned gloss polyurethane. I had a few problems with white dots appearing in the finish. I ultimately found out this was due to my fiddling with the finish while it was drying. A lesson in patience, patience, patience. I was able to sand out and redo the afflicted sections without too much problem.
Thanks for taking a look!
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO