|Project by Blackbear||posted 01-31-2013 05:55 PM||8056 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I had some birds eye pine that I found at a local box store for about a year, not knowing what to do with it. My wife kept mentioning she wanted a bread box, and one day I finally got rid of my mental block and started building it. I liked how the birds eyes looked a little like grains in bread. The design is pretty simple from some free plans off the internet.
If I was to do it again, I would either use a hardwood or more complex joinery to help keep the pine flat. As it was, the pine moved quite a bit and made the project more painful than it should have been. You can see I added a “z” strip to the back of the door to try and keep it flat. It probably should have had breadboard ends or something. I also wanted to try a new finish so I tried laquer. While the finish ultimately came out OK, I had some trouble with runs that needed to be sanded out.
Joinery is dowels and biscuits, the wood burning on the front was done from a local guy with a laser engraver.
Flaws aside, the wife is happy with it and it was my first experience building from someone else’s plans.