|Project by oldnovice||posted 05-29-2013 06:36 AM||1183 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
When my daughter and her husband moved into their house I noticed that the door bell cover had been painted so many times the name on the cover was totally illegible. Obviously I said, “I’ll just make you one out the some left over maple plywood”. Took some measurements and made a real nice door bell cover and off I went to install it. Unfortunately I didn’t measure the depth properly and it didn’t fit.
So this turned into one my many mistake recovery projects. I had the start of a nice box without a bottom and sound openings around the perimeter in the top. I just couldn’t through it away so I added a back, used walnut, birch, and mahogany strips to fill in the cutouts, sliced it (to separate to cover from the box), covered all of the raw plywood with birch veneer, and added two hinges. The mahogany filler was stepped to fit the cover and to serve as the lip between top and bottom. Finally applied lacquer to the new cover and the results are in the photos.
After seeing the results, my only regret is that I did not use some dye to make the figured grain on top pop. Live and learn!
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