|Project by FloridaArt||posted 10-01-2011 02:58 AM||1697 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
September, 2011—My wife loves to cook. Her older recipe box was bulging and overflowing so she requested another one. Sure, I said. Piece of cake.
I had not used my dovetail jig in awhile so I got in the mood to set it up. These are standard half-blind dovetails done with the router. The sides are “pallet pine”—is that a species? At least I think it’s pine. It’s soft like pine, but looks a little off. The top is two definitely-pine boards edge-glued.
I added a decorative “handle” from the same lumber, and recessed two small brass hinges, screwed in. I used a very light MinWax stain, followed by three coats of a satin water-based product. My wife loves it and that’s what matters.
If I had to do this one again, I think I would add an inlay on the top, in a contrasting wood. Maybe a heart or some other decorative bit of whimsy.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida