|Project by jusfine||posted 10-26-2010 04:50 PM||4012 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
This is a prototype I built in 1999 for some simple boxes we gave away as gifts and sold at a craft store.
This particular box has been storing my pen hardware in the shop, and the sides have not received as much exposure to light, so the cherry is darker on top and for some reason, the bottom.
The darker material (seems like a type of mahogany) used for the handle, top, and corner posts was obtained by pulling pallets apart that contained auto parts from Japan.
You may see on one or two of the photos, there seems to be a shiny type of grit in the pallet material, and when it is polished it really sparkles.
The box is 9 3/8” long, 5” wide and 2 7/8” tall.
The top has two levels (pallet material is thicker) but is flush on the underside. I taped the two pieces together (one on top of the other) then ran them through the bandsaw.
You can see where I glued the pallet material to the cherry, I got a little glue on the darker wood, and it would not take stain. With this cutting method, you cannot sand out much without creating a gap along the whole edge, so I just glued it together.
The bottom is a solid cherry floating panel.
I bevelled the back edge, drilled holes and used the little push-in hinges for this one.
They were fun to do, and we did sell a number of them (gluing them a little more carefully).
Thanks for looking!
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