Painted Boxes

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Project by sptfish posted 03-20-2012 04:22 PM 1298 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida,

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 04:58 PM

I like these.

Can think of a lot of loose odds and ends that can go in them. You have made me think now; maybe a set of colored, modular boxes that could be stackable etc. Hhhmmmm.

-- “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 03-20-2012 05:08 PM

I was thinking the same thing after I finished these. That would be a fun project.

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida,

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#3 posted 03-20-2012 09:59 PM

Nice, I like the paint job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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