|Project by DannyBoy||posted 02-01-2008 05:23 AM||14138 views||1 time favorited||23 comments|
I was originally intending to post this as my entry for the January-February contest, but the submissions closed at 3:00 cst as opposed to midnight when I expected. Oh, well. I’ll just have to win the next one.
Basically, I came up with the design by thinking way too long on how to do both the 2×4 and box projects. My original intent was to have it store a wine bottle and two glasses but I thought the JD was funnier. Not to mention, I can now title the project “Jack in the Box”.
Obviously, the material is all pine. I cut the strips for the sides at 3/16” and framed them with more 3/16” pieces. It was tricky cutting those thin strips with the table saw, but it did it well. Lucky it wasn’t a harder wood. The strips are all secured with Titebond II.
I finished in with Min Wax stain (Early American I think) and used brass corners, hinges, and latches. It’s hard to see but I had to hide the nails for the top part of the latches under the corners in order for it all to fit. Bad design on that one part.
All in all it was a fun project. Cost about $20 to make not including fabric for the inside (oh, that’s just loose in there right now but will be filled in with packing foam to make it more travelable). I’ve never built a box before and it was interesting to see how far I could stretch the 2×4.
-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/