|Project by DaleMaley||posted 04-20-2012 10:44 PM||4443 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
With a standard box joint, you design the corner joints to be slightly proud of the box side….so you can sand them flush with the side of the box.
A couple years ago, my wife and I were at the Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana. At a craft booth, we saw pine boxes where the box joints were intentionally designed to stick out from the main box wall. They looked pretty cool.
I made a bunch of these style boxes and gave many away as Christmas gifts.
On some of the boxes, I used either blue, yellow, or red milk paint for the box finish. It was my first time using milk paint.
I attached a paper label with this verbage on the bottom of each box:
These boxes were made by Dale C. Maley
in 2011. The boxes were painted with
milk paint. Milk paint was commonly
used in the 1800s and is made from
milk, hydrated lime, and a pigment powder
To learn more about building these boxes and using milk paint, see my web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/