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Project by MattM24 posted 759 days ago 744 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First box I made from scrap wood that I planed and stacked together. Glued a stack 4 inches wide by 10 inches long. Cut 3/4 inch strips with bandsaw. Sanded and planed to 11/16. Cut Middle out using Chop saw at a 45deg. Pulled out center and spun 180deg. Glued back together. Sanded and Planed to 5/8. Dado front and back to 5/8 glued together and rounded edges. Finished with Polyurethane. The top is two pieces of walnut I butt jointed it is solid wood not a veneer and is 5/8 thick. The bottom is a 1/4 piece of scrap birch plywood I had.





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Boxguy

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#1 posted 759 days ago

Matt,

Lots of prep work to get this box started, but the results are very effective. Not easy to get such nice tight joints on so many pieces. The top has beautiful grain. Great build…thanks for sharing this project with us. I wish you had included a shot of the box with the lid open. What if one of the center pieces protruded a little to give the box a “lift” handle? Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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MattM24

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#2 posted 759 days ago

Thank you!! The ideas on the lids are interesting, I will have to try that sometime and I will try to get a pic with the lid open. The bottom of the lid is almost as nice as the top.

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 759 days ago

Very nice design work. Like it a lot! Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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