|Project by Dallas||posted 09-14-2011 10:50 PM||3807 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
I always seem to have a bunch of scrap laying around and I just hate tossing it into the fire.
This is a box I put together before I had a planer or a decent table saw. The junk on the top is sawdust and kitty fur where one of the cats was trying to take a nap, I used no glue and no nails or brads, just rabbets, dadoes and butt joints with the odd home made dowel here and there. The dowels are 1/8” made from BBQ skewers from China… about the only thing that didn’t come from here.
The finish is Tung Oil with 3 coats of Minwax Helmsman Satin Poly over the top.
The top is Loblolly pine, the sides are Osage Orange and the drawer fronts are East Texas Dark Cedar. The back, bottom and the drawer boxes are made from Sycamore.
All this wood is from fallen branches or standing dead trees here on the property, and I am pretty much just learning how to put things together and make them come out somewhat like I planned.
I wanted pictures of the drawer slides, but the camera went dead and the wife didn’t have any more batteries. The drawer slides are made from black walnut sap wood that I cut dove tails into.
Maybe when I get a little more acquainted with my new table saw and planer I’ll try again.
PS: Wayne, I did all the planing on this box with the Stanley 5 1/2H, LOL. No, It’s NOT for sale!
-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!