Three Drawer Box

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Project by FloridaArt posted 12-14-2010 03:44 AM 2025 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

December, 2010—This box is made from a solid block of wood. I do not know what kind of wood it is, but it is hard and heavy, with an orange color. The knobs are pine, I think. This box is about 5.25×5.25×2.75 inches. I applied a tung oil finish.

This is the first time I have tried the “secret” drawer. As you can see from the last photo, the secret drawer can be accessed by removing the top drawer. The secret drawer is rather small, but could easily hold a wedding band or a special coin. I did not follow a pattern for this design. I just started drawing it on the wood block and this is the result. Hope you like it.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 12-14-2010 03:54 AM

Very nice design & craftsmanship. Whatever the wood is, it certainly is pretty & love that secret draw. Well done.

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#2 posted 12-14-2010 04:02 AM


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#3 posted 12-14-2010 04:37 AM

Thats pretty cool. I have been playing with a few quick bandsaw boxes, I like the secret drawer idea. The wood does have a great color to it.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 12-14-2010 04:40 AM

Nice piece and a very interesting design.

I recently picked up a bigger bandsaw and now I am thinking it is time to make a box.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 12-14-2010 04:45 AM

totally coolsville nice design and build

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#6 posted 12-14-2010 09:09 AM

Neat design. Especially the secret drawer. I thought about trying one of those.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 12-14-2010 04:38 PM

Very cool bandsaw box. I like your free form design.

Did you make the handles (turn them), or purchase them?

Did the back crack on you after you cut it off? It appears that there was a stress fracture or something back there that doesn’t seem to go through the main body of the box?

I’d say you did this hunk of wood proud.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 12-14-2010 06:12 PM

Hello FloridaArt

A neat bandsaw box

I like the concept of the secret drawer on the left and not on the bottom
A good idea
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 12-14-2010 10:50 PM

Art hi,

Well done, great to see your original work posted here!

I like to see secret drawers / compartments, there are a number of variations available – go on and stir up your creative skills – it is very rewarding!

Tony Ward

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#10 posted 12-15-2010 04:03 AM

Jonathan—Good eye! Yes, the back piece cracked about a day after I glued it back on. That was the first time that happened to me. I filled the crack and put it aside. The next day, the crack was wider and needed to be filled more. Worse, I noticed a second, smaller crack, which also needed filling. I used a dark wood filler.

The knobs are little wooden balls from the craft store. These are probably intended to be used as beads since they have a hole all the way through. I used light wood filler on one side of the ball, and a 3/16th drill on the other. Then I drill the drawer fronts with the same drill, and connect the knobs to the drawer fronts with 3/16th dowels and glue.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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