|Project by vakman||posted 11-09-2012 03:44 PM||2311 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
The house I live in has a carriage house behind it. The previous owner left a bunch of rusting cans of stain and finish there, which I commandeered. There were damaged and odd sized containers though, which aren’t good for saving space. Twelve glass bottles solved the problem, but they needed a new home.
The rabbeted, glued and stapled bottom is cut from a piece of wall paneling, sides are 1×8 pine, and handles are scrap molding. All hand-cut. Finish is one layer tung oil, then wax.
The bottles are 6-3/4” tall, so there’s a comfortable 1/4” of clearance between the bottle tops and the edge of the box. It holds 12 pint bottles, a can of paste wax and some small square rags.
The use of bottles seems much more convenient than cans; the finish can be poured with no mess, you need one less tool around to open it, and there are less fumes while working with the open container. Also, when the apocalypse comes, I’ll have all the fixin’s for 12 Molotov cocktails in one box.
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