|Project by shiney5757||posted 04-18-2008 01:14 PM||1938 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
This was a strange request,a lady had a christmas tissue box but missed it after it was put away,so i was asked to make a box.
My instructions were -it had to be rough.
So it suited me (roughs my middle name),
But i got to thinking, this is in a home sitting on a coffee table or other, its going to be handled perhaps a lot.
So it had to look rough but in the mean time be user friendly.
So i began, mind you not knowing what i was going to do.
I had an oak log drying in my shed which i hollowed out and left to dry further in my house.
i made a plywood box using the original as a template and used small magnets to hold the bottom on.
A few weeks passed and several other projects when i remembered about the log.
Its in the hot press where you put it, and i’ve been triping over it for the last six weeks. says my loving and tollarant wife!
I cut two sides from the log glued them onto the ply box,
I then took the rough bark off using a gouge chisel and sanded with a soft sanding pad then veneered the box with oak.
The finish is two coats of sanding sealer and seven coats of tinted wax, which really shows out the grain,and then buffed to a shine, finally i put a crushed velvet base to protect any surfaces its placed on.
I think i acheived a rough looking box which should be easely kept clean.
I really enjoyed this project,small but gives you heart.
-- I cut it twice & it was still too short