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Project by shiney5757 posted 04-18-2008 01:14 PM 1722 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-18-2008 01:57 PM

Hi Shiney,

This is a very interesting box. It certainly is unique and the rustic look of the box gives it a lot of character. I am sure that your client enjoyed the box.

Thanks for sharing this project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Betsy

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#2 posted 04-18-2008 03:15 PM

I like it. Rustic yet user friendly and unique. I’m sure she’ll be happy with it.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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shiney5757

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#3 posted 04-18-2008 03:40 PM

I left it with a friend to deliver it last night and kind of nervous awaiting reply.
but i will post as soon as i know.
thanks for looking.

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 04-18-2008 04:05 PM

She must be thrilled!!
Fantastic job – great combination of rough and smooth.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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GaryK

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#5 posted 04-18-2008 05:22 PM

That looks great! Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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shiney5757

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#6 posted 04-18-2008 09:48 PM

Just got word back, she loved it and was better than she first thought.
thanks for your kind comments.

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 04-18-2008 10:02 PM

Congratulations, Shiney.

I had no doubt that she would like it but I can tell you were somewhat apprehensive. You did a good job. What is not to like about it!!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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shiney5757

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#8 posted 04-18-2008 10:11 PM

cheers scott thanks for the support.

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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Blake

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#9 posted 04-19-2008 04:46 AM

This is really cool. I think its a great idea, because it is a box that has such a good excuse to be near by (especially around allergy and cold season).

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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davidtheboxmaker

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#10 posted 04-20-2008 12:47 PM

Nice box, clever design.

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#11 posted 08-03-2008 04:05 PM

Very useful and unique design….Great job indeed

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 01-23-2009 01:32 PM

Hi Shiney,
I love the tissue box. You just gave me something to do with my cedar, that will work great for the cabin. Nice benches too.

-- Janice

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Bovine

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#13 posted 05-13-2009 08:47 PM

I’ve got to agree, a very clever design. I hope your customer likes this as much as I do.

-- Kansas City, KS "Nothing is as permanent as a temporary solution"

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 05-13-2009 10:56 PM

It’s cool an unique

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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