|Project by sptfish||posted 03-20-2012 04:22 PM||1031 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Painted Boxes – I had a few pieces of plywood left over from as crate that was used to ship me a new Grizzly G0458 18” 1-1/2 HP Single-Phase Open End Drum Sander. After cutting all the damaged pieces out and cutting them to size, I had enough to make these three boxes, and a couple other things.
The plywood was very rough, probably sheathing.
The boxes are not the same size because I tried to use as much of the wood as I could.
After cutting all the pieces, dry fitting, and gluing, I had a lot of smoothing work to do. So I used Spackling Paste and covered almost the whole box, sanded, smoothed, and got the appearance I wanted.
Two coats primer, 2 coats white paint (semi-gloss). Lots for sanding, fixing, etc….
Then I applied the color top coat. I found a set of color paints (at that really big store) that come in a tube. There are 7 colors to choose from. I brushed the paint on using a inexpensive course brush, (about $.50/ea)
Applying the paint so you can see the white through it gave a good contrast and depth. I coat with a little touchup was all that was needed.
The paint was followed by 3 coats of Spray Polyurethane (gloss) .
Add hinges and we are done.
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