My First Mitered Box

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Project by littlecope posted 11-20-2012 02:04 AM 1323 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple mitered box made with Red Oak sides, White Oak top and bottom, and a Mahogany handle.
I went the fast route on finish, using Spray-on Clear Gloss Poly…
The build was chronicled in the last couple of my “Just for Fun” Blogs…
Thanks for viewing and, as always, comments, thoughts, and/or criticism are Welcome!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 11-20-2012 02:17 AM


I really like this box – especially the handle. While it may be “simple”, it has a ton of character.

Great finish as well.



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#2 posted 11-20-2012 03:49 AM

excellent. one of my favorites

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 03:57 AM

Great job Mike those miters can be tough.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 06:22 AM

Great box Mike. I wish I could afford to buy a ton of Mahogony…$ 11.50 a board foot here.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#5 posted 11-20-2012 06:57 AM

Mike that box came out great


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 11-20-2012 10:33 AM

Many Thanks my Friends!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 11-20-2012 11:25 AM

Yes, simple yet very elegant. To me simplicity speaks in profound terms. Keep it up.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#8 posted 11-20-2012 01:16 PM

Very nicely done. I really like the handle.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 11-20-2012 02:03 PM

I really liked seeing the mitre technique you used mike ! The outcome is as expected from your hands…classy bit of joinery…..go mike ! your north florida friend, don s.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#10 posted 11-20-2012 04:16 PM

Worked out really well, Mike.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 11-20-2012 05:26 PM

nice job mike on the box

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#12 posted 11-20-2012 06:55 PM

That is a great box, especially for a first. I can see you becoming an addict, well dne Mike

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#13 posted 11-20-2012 08:45 PM

thats a good lookin 1st build sonny it relly looks great like that natural look merry christmas

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#14 posted 11-20-2012 10:04 PM

that came out very nice Mike :-)

Take care

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#15 posted 11-20-2012 11:34 PM

A simple mitered box is not all that Simple to make , but yours looks really Good.

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