Cosmetic box

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Project by Vagabond55 posted 03-28-2012 04:08 AM 1787 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cosmetic box for my daughter starts her collage life.
Since the space is one of the biggest constraint of her new room,
she asked my to make a box so that she can organize her belongings.
Oak and striped ebony are material.
I hope she likes this one.

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#1 posted 03-28-2012 05:16 AM

Truly beautiful

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#2 posted 03-28-2012 05:30 AM

Great choice of woods which complient your design – excellent use of space well done I’m sure she will love it.

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#3 posted 03-28-2012 05:32 AM

What a wonderful design. I like the swinging drawer concept. I take it that the large space is for a hair dryer? Great contrast in wonderful but modest woods that let the design be the statement…as it should. Without a side view, it is difficult to see exactly how your hinges work. I think it swings as a square block, probably pivoting around a large wooden dowel, but I am not sure.

This is a gift with a lot of love and thought in it. Perhaps it will help your daughter remember to look back as well as forward as she goes through college. Children are like my boxes. They start with roots and then grow wings. Sad, but we always intended them to go out in the world and succeed.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 03-28-2012 07:52 AM

Boxguy, thank you for your comment.
The hinge design started from a broken inkjet printer.
As I took it apart, several stainless rods are salvaged.
Those rods go through the square wood block as hinges.
Since I do not own any drill bit long enough to through the block,
I made a groove for a rod using router and filled with strip of wood make a square hole.

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#5 posted 03-28-2012 07:53 AM

Great work, and what a cool design. Would love to hear more on the build of this and how the hinges work. She will be the talk of the campus when her friends see this…. Very nice. I like the hint of G and G in this as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-28-2012 09:36 AM

Great design indeed. A truly inspired gift!

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#7 posted 03-28-2012 10:18 AM

It’s really nice looking and very practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 03-28-2012 11:16 AM

Wonderful design you have there.
Thanks for posting:

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#9 posted 03-28-2012 11:53 AM

I bet she will love it for years to come! great job!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#10 posted 03-28-2012 02:52 PM

Inspired…and inspiring. Great job!

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#11 posted 03-28-2012 03:15 PM

Fantastic design and build great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 03-28-2012 11:52 PM

Very Nice! Sweet Design.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 03-30-2012 05:52 PM

Wow! the interior completely took me by surprise!


-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#14 posted 03-31-2012 09:10 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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