LumberJocks

Tile Top Keepsake Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by CanalboatJim posted 1262 days ago 1908 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was done from a Wood Magazine plan. The wood is quarter sawn white oak with red chestnut stain to complement the green tile. The tile was a vacation souvenir from a few years ago. Normally I like small fussy projects, but this turned out to be more difficult than I had expected. Some miss-reading of the plans led to errors that required some creative repairs, doubling the time the project should have taken. I guess that there is some truth in the saying “All’s well that ends well”.

-- Jim Westbrooks





12 comments so far

View rrdesigns's profile

rrdesigns

490 posts in 1772 days


#1 posted 1262 days ago

One man’s error is another man’s (or woman’s) design opportunity. Nicely done.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

View LarryS's profile

LarryS

53 posts in 2026 days


#2 posted 1262 days ago

Very nice. I don’t know why a retiree would time his projects. If my projects come together too quickly, I feel cheated. Up to a point, unexpected detours are bonuses.

-- Larry

View brianinpa's profile

brianinpa

1809 posts in 2309 days


#3 posted 1262 days ago

Looks nice. I like the look of the grain on the top.

Errors are just another form of artistic impression.

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

View Eagle1's profile

Eagle1

2063 posts in 1651 days


#4 posted 1262 days ago

Great looking box. The tile is neat. Where were you on vacation at when you got it?

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

View bigike's profile

bigike

4030 posts in 1875 days


#5 posted 1262 days ago

this box came out very nice.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

View Grant Davis's profile

Grant Davis

615 posts in 2494 days


#6 posted 1262 days ago

Jim, I really like this box. Can I ask where you picked up the tile for the center of the lid?

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

View jack1's profile

jack1

1907 posts in 2613 days


#7 posted 1261 days ago

Fancy!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

View itsmic's profile

itsmic

1419 posts in 1705 days


#8 posted 1261 days ago

Sharp looking box, looks strong with classy lines, nice craftsmanship.

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

View Skylark53's profile

Skylark53

2557 posts in 1646 days


#9 posted 1260 days ago

Jim this looks really good. The next 10 will go together a great deal easier than the first.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

View UWMU's profile

UWMU

9 posts in 1274 days


#10 posted 1259 days ago

I like the finish—the QSO looks great. What brand of stain did you use, and what finish did you put over the stain? Whatever you did, the flecks and rays really stand out.

View Paul_F's profile

Paul_F

67 posts in 1622 days


#11 posted 1259 days ago

You’ve set the ‘Error Bar’ pretty high there Jim. Looks great.

-- Dust to more Dust - http://www.woodworkingplanes.org

View CanalboatJim's profile

CanalboatJim

196 posts in 2091 days


#12 posted 1259 days ago

UWMH, To answer your question, I used Varathane Red Chectnut penetrating stain. It’s the first time that I have used this brand, normally I prefer Old Masters. The paint store where I shop just started to carry this product and had some sample packs ( like ketchup packs ), so I tried several on some scrap, settling on the red chestnut. The finish is about six coats of minwax spray gloss poly, lightly sanded after the second coat. After it was thoroughly cured I knocked it back to a semi-gloss with 0000 steel wool. Finally I applied a coat of Old Masters paste wax using steel wool as the applicator.

-- Jim Westbrooks

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase