|Project by shaun||posted 01-20-2008 06:05 AM||3517 views||7 times favorited||21 comments|
This project was a challenge for a couple of reasons. First, it took me forever to decide what to build. Second, because I’ve never attempted to build a small wooden box before. I have to say my hat is off to those of you who build those incredible boxes that you find all over this site. I’m much more accustomed to building things on a larger scale where if your cut is off by say 1/8” it’s realy not an issue. Being off by 1/8” on a small box can be a pretty big deal.
So here it is, it’s an 8 foot construction grade 2×4, the colors are minwax Sedona Red and Golden Pecan with 4 coats of shellac and 3-4 coats of paste wax over that. My wife loves its, she’s got a spot for it in the living room all picked out already, go figure? I keep telling her “honey, it’s just a 2×4”.
I blogged some of the construction here.
-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!