|Project by Boxguy||posted 12-03-2012 02:27 AM||3007 views||14 times favorited||23 comments|
Pictured is a Kleenex box cover (5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2) with a Striped Mahogany top and corner splines, and Ambrosia Maple sides. For the past few months my buddy Ken has been coming to the shop to learn more about making boxes. He made this Christmas gift, and did such a nice job that I thought I’d help him post his box on this site. Click on here and scroll down for construction details. Click here and scroll down for details about applying the finish to this box.
I can’t make money selling these because they take more time to make than patrons are willing to pay for a Kleenex box, but they are a great way to use up scrap and are a nice skill builder. It takes a board 5 1/2 inches wide, 1/2 inch thick and 23 inches long to make the sides and a piece about 6 inches square to make the top. You could still make one or two of these for Christmas gifts if you hustle. I usually make 5 or 6 of these just for fun and give them away as presents. Again, use this link and scroll down for construction.
Thanks: As always, Ken and I would like to thank you for looking and a special thanks to anyone who leaves a remark, question, or comment. I will post replies to all your comments so check back for my rejoinders and answers. Keep boxing and keep posting.
-- Big Al in IN