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Milk Paint Box

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Project by Michael posted 12-01-2017 11:46 PM 286 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first try at milk paint. I made a dovetailed box out of recycled pine shelves. Finished with two coats of slate milk paint, two coats of BLO, and one coat of paste wax. I’m interested to see how it ages, but I’m happy with the result so far.

All done with hand tools. Handles are clinched and glued, bottom is rabbetted and nailed on, top was glued to make a wider board with battens both glued and nailed. I used rosehead clinch nails from Tremont.

-- "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir





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Wood Studios

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#1 posted 12-02-2017 07:01 AM

Very nice work, especially with hand tools.

-- I read it but I wasn't listening!!

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 12-02-2017 08:32 AM

Michael, I like your sturdy, straightforward design. it is simple and it works. The milk paint goes well with this type of box. I especially like the handles and how well they are fastened. This whole project has a very Shaker like look and 19th century feel to it. It looks like it came out of a home-made world when things were made to work and last forever. Nice job. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 12-02-2017 09:02 AM

Very cool colour, I like it very much.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-02-2017 12:33 PM

You did a very nice job on this box and I love the simplicity as well as it’s character.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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