First project - Recipe Box

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Project by YoungestSon posted 06-19-2010 10:46 PM 1128 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first posted project. I made my wife a new recipe box. The dimensions are 5.5 inches deep by 7 inches wide by 4.5 inches high.

I resawed the wood on my table saw, and then finished the cuts with a hand saw. I wanted to have the grain wrap around the box but that didn’t work as I had planned. The concept of wrapping the grain seemed so simple. My skills were not ready for the precision that you need to pull it off. I am, however, satisfied with the final product. Cherry is such a good looking wood.

I like the looks of wooden hinges and made these. The finish is boiled Linseed Oil.

Best regards,


-- Don - Rochester, NY

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#1 posted 06-19-2010 10:51 PM

Nice looking box Don

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-19-2010 11:38 PM

Great Looking First, Don!! Nice Job on the Hinges too, my Friend…
Is a second one in the works yet? :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 06-20-2010 12:06 AM

Good job Don. You’re right, it is pretty wood

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 06-20-2010 12:24 AM

I’ve been looking for a simple yet beautiful design for a recipe box….I do believe you have inspired me to tackle this project : ) Thank you !! That Cherry is only going to keep looking better with age and use : ) I’m glad that you didn’t give it 20 coats of Poly ! LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 06-20-2010 07:33 AM

I like wood hinges. They add so much to a project

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 06-20-2010 03:37 PM

Nice work! I too love wooden hinges…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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