|Project by rodneyh||posted 11-26-2012 05:46 AM||2102 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
Just finished 6 of these craftsman style waste baskets. The 1st one (not in pics) was my trial run for finishing prior to assembly, and it was given to a friend. The process worked great, so I did the same with the remaining 5. One of the pics shows the parts just prior to assembly. The dimensions are approximately 13×13x14, and was sized to fit the trash cans I liked. I decided midway through the project to make 2 of them into magazine holders by simply adding in a cross member/handle.
The material is quartersawn white oak, with an oak plywood bottom. The handles on the 2 magazine holders are teak. I wanted some contrast, and I love the feel of oiled teak. For the finish I used a dye stain, (the greyish-brown one is ammonia fumed) , sealer, darker gel stain for the pores, and 3 coats of a wipe on urethane mixture (2 parts poly, 2 parts mineral spirits, 1 part tung oil). The teak got a good coat of tung oil only. One of the pics shows the lighter 2 after just the dye stain.
All of the joinery is mortise and tenon, except the bottom. Needless to say, they ended up taking a lot longer than I anticipated.