|Project by FloridaArt||posted 06-19-2011 06:26 PM||2495 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
June, 2011—I came across some pallet lumber with rather thin sections of pine. After salvaging the wood I planed them with my motorized hand-held planer. Then glue and clamp made a nice block for a band saw box.
My own process recently for doing these glue-ups is to put the nicest or most interesting wood in the middle, working toward the outsides with the worst wood. Then after it is all dried, I mark the sections near the edges that I want to steer clear of. Whatever pattern comes to mind then gets drawn on, avoiding those sections I marked to avoid.
This is not a difficult box to make. If you are new to this, look up “bandsaw box” on YouTube and watch them being made by several people. Just remember, the only trick is the sequence of the cuts.
On this box the drawer handles are also made from the same pallet lumber. The little feet on the bottom are wood buttons from the craft store. These really are not necessary, but I just felt it would dress it up more. The finish is a brush-on gloss lacquer.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida