Red Cedar Box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 01-18-2012 11:14 PM 1216 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the most tedious box I have built so far. The box itself was no problem but the handle on the lid was tricky….for me. It probably took me, on and off, about 2 hours to put together the lid and handle until it was one piece.. I kept tweaking here and tweaking there and moving it this way and moving it that way and finally I just said———-GLUE IT!

The box measures 13’‘L x 3 1/2’‘W x 5’’ tall. Again, it was made out of the scraps left over from the 18’’ piece I cut earlier for the spice rack. The handle “pieces” were just laying on the floor and just seemed to be SCREAMING…’use us as a handle.’ So I did. LOL I used 4 coats of Danish oil on all of it and rubbed it down quite a bit. I still want to take some steel wool to it and get it a little bit smoother.

I learned a lot in building this simple little box especially the staging of the glue-ups and then applying finish. Being a newbie, I pondered quite a bit several times while trying to postion and then glue the handle to the top. All in all, I am pleased with it.

This will be donated to a disater relief aution that will be held this Spring in central Virginia.

Thanks for looking.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 12:36 AM

I like it… it’s my kinda box. Sounds like it was my kinda build also , taking longer than I thought.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 02:36 AM

I like it !!! The handle is really cool.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 03:12 AM


Bet it smells good, too!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 01-19-2012 03:44 AM

A very unique design and a good build too.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-19-2012 04:14 AM

I love that your are being so creative with this Cedar, your really going for it…..nice job!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 04:49 AM

Hey, that’s nice!

-- Kevin, Indiana

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