|Project by Campzeke||posted 02-23-2013 03:45 PM||932 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I have been interested in bandsaw boxes for quite a while and finally decided to give them a try. Little did I know how addictive it would be… The dark box is actually the second box I made. It is made from what I call RCP (Recycled Pallets). Not sure what kind of wood it actually is but think it is hickory or something similar. The inside of the drawer is flocked with a Cardinal Red from Fowl Flocker. http://www.fowlflocker.com/ If you have not tried flocking, what are you waiting for? It is really fast, easy and inexpensive. This was my first attempt at it and the results were much better than expected.
The light box was my first attempt. It is made from a stack of glued up 1X4 yellow pine I had left over from another project. I made a mistake in the initial cut so a redesign saved it from the kindling box. This one thanks to my wife is lined with felt cut and fitted into place over a coat of white craft glue thinned with a couple drops of water. Flocking is much easier. A friend offered to take care of the wood burning and turned this into a nice gift for the granddaughter.
Both boxes are finished with 2~3 coats of Deft clear satin, buffed with 0000 steel wool followed by a couple layers of Minwax furniture wax. Lining the drawers was the last step in the process.
-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL