|Project by gbear||posted 12-20-2007 03:00 AM||2502 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
The box is made from walnut plywood and purpleheart. It is pretty straight forward using rabbit joints for the box and raised panel for the lid. It is similar to a blanket chest I had earlier made except that I used plywood instead of solid walnut. Basically, I was trying to use what I had left over from other projects to lighten up my wood storage for which there is never enough room. I used decorative hinges and toy box lid supports for safety. The finish consists of several coats of Waterlox, wet sanded between coats. The final coat is wet sanded using Pledge wood restorer with orange oil as a lubricant, then waxed.
For the teddy bear I searched on line until I found a drawing I liked. I copied it, enlarged it and then traced the outline onto a piece of 1/4 plywood. I then drew in the design, painted it, stained the entire bear with golden oak stain and then sealed it with Waterlox. It is currently attached with carpet tape (I may have to pin nail it later if the tape doesn’t hold) with the idea that it could be removed at a later date and used as a blanket chest.
-- gbear, Carmichael, CA