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Project by maugust posted 02-05-2011 03:17 AM 1307 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gift for my wife. The breadbox is 15×15 inches and 12 inches tall. It holds a lot of bread.

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 03:26 AM

So THIS is what you use to describe the size of everything else…......... LOL!

Would love to know what type of joinery you used for the bottom and sides, but the outside looks great!

The finish is really nice as well – poly?

Great job!


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#2 posted 02-05-2011 04:03 AM

Nice looking breadbox.

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 05:58 PM

The joinery is all butt joints, held together with countersunk screws.
The finish is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Oil & Urethane Topcoat – Semi-Gloss. 5 coats.
I forgot to tape along the interior when I laid down the exterior finish. You can see the streaks of poly.
The interior of the breadbox has a beeswax and mineral oil finish. 3 parts mineral oil ; 2 parts beeswax.
The hinge on the door is a simple finishing nail. Edge of door was rounded over with a handplane.
The knob on the door is the end of a dowel that I rounded over.
All of the work was done with hand tools.

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