|Project by Eric M. Saperstein||posted 01-23-2012 07:03 AM||1479 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This was a fun project – my friends parents decided to get him a humidor for a Christmas gift. They found an old galvanized tin lined cooler box in their stock of antiques and collectables.
I broke down the box and reassembled it, stripped the old finish off it, and removed the liner. I cleaned up the brass, hinges, and catches. Finally I put all the hardware (functional and decorative) back in place.
A new liner of Spanish Cedar was installed setup as an interlocking configuration to help seal in the moisture. I then installed a gauge and a sponge.
A simple project, and a great antique look. The old ratty box became a warm rich new finish over the years of abuse. I wish I had better photos it – I was still learning to use my OLD camera when these were taking. I should stop by my buddies house and get a few fresh photos w/ the new Canon.
Just a simple idea – whenever you see a box at a fleamarket, roadside, or just around pick it up and think what can be done with it! The most simple pieces can often become a cherished position. The addition of an antiqued brass monogram plaque finished the deal to personalize this piece.
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com