More lip lidded boxes

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Project by markswoodcraft posted 617 days ago 1235 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here are some more boxes that I’m making for the craft fair I’m going to.
about 4” square, but you can make these any size you want to
one is red oak with walnut veneer top
and the other is very minor birds eye maple with mahogany veneer top
both are sanded to 320 and finished with 2 coats of satin polyurethane
I’ve decided to go for $25 for a box, thanks for the input
easy to do with just a router, check out the wwmm video

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 617 days ago

Nice little boxes. Don’t know if it is possible, but from my show last weekend, people seemed to prefer boxes with trays.

-- 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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#2 posted 617 days ago

Nice looking boxes ,good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 617 days ago

Very nice boxes I’m making some now as well. Price seems very fair to me as well.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#4 posted 616 days ago

I took a dozen boxes to a show two months ago and “people seemed to prefer boxes with trays”. Even thought my boxes were only 6” square by 4” tall, they commented on them being nice and not being able to organize things to put in them. Mine had inlay, bit taller and were priced higher, but consider a lift out tray or two.

In my area, Walnut always wins the most compliments.


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#5 posted 616 days ago

thanks for the tip

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#6 posted 611 days ago

These are nice looking boxes. How did the craft show go?

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#7 posted 610 days ago

it sucked.
i knew it was a small show,
but way less people showed up than expected
and nobody was really spending any money
I still have all of my boxes
thanks for asking though

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#8 posted 589 days ago

have you ever had a problem with the wood swelling. i do with the one i made from winter to summer. what the best way to fix that. from not happening

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