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Poplar Box

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Project by Nighttripper posted 619 days ago 598 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a simple box for her makeup. I’ve been reading up a lot on finishing and decided to keep the design and joinery as simple as possible, and rather focus on finishing.

I used poplar, with CN Bloch Control, a 50/50 combo of GF Antique Cherry & Shaker Maple Water based stain, and a Topcoating of Arm R Seal.

Everyhting went pretty well until I decided to get cute and try to rub out the finish to 2000 grit and Wax it. I ended up going through the topcoat, and now the box looks “distressed.” I learned to rub out poly I should have used a full strengh poly and not wiping poly, and that I would have needed significantly more curing time.

Oh well, I learned a ton and my wife is pretty happy.





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Jophus

6 posts in 671 days


#1 posted 619 days ago

Nice looking box. Did you use barbed hinges with this box?

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 618 days ago

Happy wife is most important.

Nice looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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deborelli

78 posts in 831 days


#3 posted 614 days ago

never seen poplar unpainted….looks great.

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