Painted Box 2

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Project by sptfish posted 03-20-2012 04:42 PM 1146 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made out of Pine, just scraps,
It is 7 X 7 X 6.
I used dovetailing for joinery, (you can see this in the second photo)
After using Spackling Paste to fix any issues, I then went straight to paint.
I was trying to get a ‘Milk Paint” look, and have the wood show through.
So, I applied the paint with a brush, then rubbed it down with a clean cloth.
This gave the paint a lighter, hand rubbed look.
I think I did it, ok.

This was the first attempt of mine doing the finishing like this, and I think
I will do more and experiment with color combinations.

It is fun to be able to do what you enjoy.

Any suggestions or comments are appreciated.

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida,

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 04:50 PM

why use dovetails and then cover them with paint?
just wondering…

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#2 posted 03-20-2012 05:07 PM

I needed the practice. I am still learning dovetails so I try to use them as much as I can.

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida,

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