sandpaper storage/detail station

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 337 days ago 2293 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 337 days ago

Now that is a first class station! Nicely done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 337 days ago

that is nice and you got to learn new skills for the next project.

-- Woodify ~~

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#3 posted 337 days ago

Great looking box and drawers—you’ve done a very nice job on this project.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 337 days ago

Very nice.

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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#5 posted 337 days ago

Great job and well organized drawers. Nice build. Probably too organized for me.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#6 posted 337 days ago

Very fancy!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#7 posted 337 days ago

You sure this isn’t a jewelry box Jeff? LOL You did a fantastic job but this would be way to fancy for my shop LOL

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 337 days ago

Awesome job Jeff! I have to agree with everybody else. This is REALLY nice, and way to nice for my shop. Def the nicest station I have seen. Really like the creativity and the drawer pulls that you made. I look forward to seeing what you post next. Great job!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 336 days ago

What a great job a real beauty! Love the wood and colors…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 336 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments guys. Yea, a bit fancy but really the design I wanted, just sanded and stained. Holds everything I needed from storing my sandpaper, blocks at easy reach, to my wax and 0000 steel wool, nail sets, markers, pencils, leathercraft carving tools, wow, the list goes on. Even left over room for future items. Thanks for looking and I still might make it into a collectables box. Or that may be my next project!

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#11 posted 336 days ago

excellent job, I’ve been wanting to do something like this.

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#12 posted 336 days ago

Gorgeous build! I love an organized shop. Building the organizational pieces is half the fun!
Looking at this must make you smile!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#13 posted 335 days ago

You’ve gotta be kidding me?! This is the sort of thing I wish I could make to store and display my spoons in. You call it storage…. and I call it furniture. Nice…. really nice!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#14 posted 335 days ago

Very nice sandpaper storage cabinet, great idea…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#15 posted 335 days ago

Thanks again everyone for the kind comments. I really enjoyed making this project. First project I made in a long time just for me. Having fun in the shop and learning new skills was wonderful. Thanks again for looking.

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