Tea Cup Box

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Project by Slice posted 01-11-2011 04:41 AM 1277 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this project for my neighbors father for a Christmas gift. I stalked my other neighbors garbage for weeks…until I found old dressers that had been thrown out. I take the drawers and tear them apart and resaw them. I biscuit and glue them up to the size I need and then joint them. The only real expense is the hardware, because all the wood is reclaimed from the neighbors. The finish is a one coat poly stain that went on great (I did two coats). It has a felt bottom and a divider for cups and tea stuff. The joints are 1/2 inch box joints done with a Porter Cable 4012 jig. There is also an initial on top. I would like to try building a smaller version of this box on a table saw with a sliding box joint jig. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 04:56 AM

I like it, has a nice blend of grain and color. It’s also good to see that wood saved from the dump.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 04:58 AM

Very nice looking tea cup box, the finger joints really add to the beauty of the project. You should see about entering it in the Winter Awards contest

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 06:28 PM

Good looking project, it’s great to get materials at low expense, I use a lot of pallet wood for some of my boxes, you are on the right track, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 03:56 AM

Nice job on your tea box looks really nice. Great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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