Work-Bench "Inspired" Bread Box

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Project by jessetheradical posted 03-19-2012 01:43 AM 2973 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know that my carpentry skills have a lot to go but I am especially proud of the creative aspect of this project.

My sister is getting married in 5 weeks, and she had been looking for a bread box. After spending weeks on Lumberjocks looking at Work-Bench designs, the concept hit me to create a bread box that resembled a workbench.

There are a lot of things that I am proud of in this project. To begin with, the top is my first successful glue-up panel out of pine. It was hand planed using a Stanley 10” inch plane from Lowes (it got the job done!)

The Oak frame was built using Kregg jig. It was finished with Danish Oil, and the top with Minwax Poly.

After racking my brain on what to do with the sides, I found the beautiful Bella wood paneling. It was the perfect touch!

My sister opened it yesterday at the shower and loved it. She truly has a one-of-a kind bread box.

Dimensions are 16” long, and 10” tall.

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#1 posted 03-19-2012 02:39 AM

Wow! That lid shines like a mirror!!! Great design!!! I can imagine breadcrumbs looking like sawdust in the corners.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 03-19-2012 12:51 PM

I really like this. Great job.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#3 posted 03-19-2012 01:14 PM


-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-19-2012 09:15 PM

That came out great, nice job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 03-19-2012 09:59 PM

I like the look of it, nice design

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 03-19-2012 11:31 PM

Jesse that’s a realty cool design! thanks for posting.

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#7 posted 03-20-2012 12:12 PM

Beautiful. I have some bead board paneling left over. Thinking.

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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#8 posted 03-20-2012 12:31 PM

I really like this project, im thinking about modifying the style for a smaller coffee table. You done well with this one.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#9 posted 03-20-2012 01:35 PM

Thank you everyone!!

@Chrisstef, I love the idea of a coffee table in this style. I might have to give that a shot myself as well.

I just hope that when I my build Actual workbench, it will turn out this nice, lol.

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#10 posted 03-21-2012 11:31 PM

jesse – i was just discussing it with the boss (my wife) and the build might get the go! Ive got some reclaimed red oak 3”x5” im thinkin ill resaw and use the quarter sawn side.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#11 posted 03-22-2012 04:08 PM

Chrisstef, after taking a look at the other projects you’ve done, i can only imagine how good it will look.

Being a new woodworker, I had to look up what “quartersawn” was. By looking at the photo of mine, is the wood that I used quartersawn?

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