LumberJocks

Painted Boxes

  • Advertise with us
Project by sptfish posted 861 days ago 828 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, http://www.ckherzer1@comcast.net





3 comments so far

View Tokolosi's profile

Tokolosi

654 posts in 958 days


#1 posted 861 days ago

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

View sptfish's profile

sptfish

67 posts in 1664 days


#2 posted 861 days ago

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

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida, http://www.ckherzer1@comcast.net

View doncutlip's profile

doncutlip

2832 posts in 2159 days


#3 posted 861 days ago

Nice, I like the paint job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase