|Project by Blackie_||posted 08-25-2012 10:50 AM||2225 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
Well I can’t say that I am real enthused about this project, in my mind I knew the look I was going for but did not expect the outcome, don’t think I’ll do another paint up job again, I prefer dye, now after saying that, one thing that did come out of this build and that I discovered another new spin on my box building and that was the false bottom, I hadn’t done one of these yet and thanks to Big Al with the great idea of using magnets, the magnet idea was Big Al’s but the design and on how to implement it was mine, for the handle I embedded a magnet in the bottom and then made a small wooden key with a magnet in it to act as the handle, the key can be stored inside the drawer or where every. I used Federal Blue water base milk paint and aluminum model enamel paint for the stars then finished it with two coats of Lacquer, though I could have gotten the true colors at Lowes I didn’t want to spend a whole lot on this not knowing the outcome. This box measures 10 1/2” W x 6” H x 6” D I used soft Maple for the box, I mitered the corners in order the hide the end seams, This is my first mitered box even though I used a bandsaw to make most of the cuts it has one drawer and a false bottom, instead of a lid handle, I optioned for an overlay as a finger grip.
I plan on incorporating this false bottom design in my next projects and will continue my hidden drawers as well, depending on the box.
Thanks for looking, and I always enjoy the comments that follow.
-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs