This is a project several months in the making. I have always wanted a sandpaper storage box and seeing so many different ones on here I decided to build one. Just got a little carried away. I designed it and worked on it in between other projects, chores and work and each time I came back to it I made a change. I decided to up grade it to a detailing station somewhere during the build. I have never made drawers before so I decided to add them. Ten should be plenty of practice! Just had to learn how to do this. I routered slots and used 1/4 inch runners on the drawers. Worked out nicely. Now I need some storage area. So I expanded the upper area. Designed a split top, and added a lift out tray. Now I wanted something different for the front so I made it where the front lifts with the lid. This required quite a bit of hinge work, Boxguys tutorial really helped with this as I have nice mortised hinges installed. (THANKS AL!). Needs drawer pulls and could not find any I liked, so I made my own. 1/4 inch square dowels drilled to accept small round dowels to offset from the drawer face. 15 pulls and 30 holes for the dowels and 30 more for attachment. Talk about time consuming! I’m sorry I got a little long winded on this but I am just really proud of the way this came out.
Made from pine and poplar.
stained with cona stain from rustoleum (box) drawers natural
sealed with gloss polyurethane, 3 coats
New skills-drawers, mortised hinges, router drawer guides, dowel hidden screws, hand made pulls
dilemma- to turn it into a collectable or jewelry box by adding felt and mirrors