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Project by irishhandyman posted 06-08-2008 02:00 PM 959 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well its finished. Some things turned out ok, some not. I know now what I need to work on, things not to do. and things I should always remember. All in all it was a learning thing. This is the first piece of furniture I have ever made. I am pretty well sold on wipe on poly. Even with the high humidity and terrible rain storms we have had here in the past 2 weeks I am happy with the results as far as finish. I did have a revision on my plans while working on the top. I noticed all this waisted space between the top drawer and the top. Hmmm. Now I have to give credit where credit is due here. My brother noticed this and mentioned why not hinge the top and and a place for small items. I tell you what, its handy to have a big brother around.
Now for more pics.
This is a view from the top with lid open.  I had some little scrap pieces I made into trim to go around the bottom.
The drawer pulls were made from left over scrap as well.
Ok now for the suggestions and any tips that will my make my next project better.

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 06-08-2008 02:10 PM

Nope that looks pretty cool to me. I like the color like it is. I would’nt worry too much about the empty space. It looks good overall. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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irishhandyman

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#2 posted 06-08-2008 02:12 PM

Well thanks Mike. I have to wonder about the finish when I started. I had never used the wipe on poly but it really turned out nice. A lot better than the pic would show.

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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griff

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#3 posted 06-08-2008 02:16 PM

One smooooth looking box to me, looks great.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Napaman

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#4 posted 06-08-2008 04:12 PM

wow that is great!!! i love the modification…to the top…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 06-08-2008 07:02 PM

Looks like a winner to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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irishhandyman

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#6 posted 06-08-2008 07:44 PM

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the kind words. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I’m outta here. May have to go help sandbag. This part of Indiana is getting ready for a 100 year flood. Thanks again all.

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 06-13-2008 12:01 PM

This is a nice box that not only looks good but it is quite practical. I just started using wipe on poly as well and enjoy using it.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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