|Project by Campzeke||posted 05-29-2013 01:34 AM||1351 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
I actually made these boxes a couple of months ago but just now getting around to posting. These are made from some Cypress I picked up at Lumber Specialties in Tampa, FL. I had never worked with Cypress before and wanted to see how it was to work with. It machines fairly easy but I had some trouble with the finish sanding. The fine but soft fibers wanter to tear out and leave small divits along the grain. I was able to work most of them out but not sure I want to spend too much time with Cypress for a project like the boxes. I wish I could take credit for the pattern on the end grain but …. Oh what the heck, I’ll take credit for it. After all I did glue the pieces together. I used a fence on the band saw to cut the front and back of the drawers and that allowed me to get a much thinner and straighter cut than I could have done freehand. The finish is 2 coats of Watco Danish Oil topped off with 3 coats of Minwax Paste Wax. Thanks for looking!
-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL