The Color Purple

  • Advertise with us
Project by doubleDD posted 12-16-2013 08:33 PM 1463 views 7 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to make a box to replace the last one I made cause my wife and I know my daughters favorite color is purple. So there are a few changes but for the most part it’s a copy. The 4 sides and the top are raised. I added a tray this time. First I painted it gray then flocked it with purple paint to try and get it a close match to the purple heart wood. It’s 12’’ x 7×6’’ ht. Finished with satin lacquer. Purple heart and maple. Thanks for taking a look.

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

42 comments so far

View BurninBush's profile


145 posts in 643 days

#1 posted 12-16-2013 08:52 PM

Looks great….I’m diggin it.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!!

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5234 posts in 1197 days

#2 posted 12-16-2013 09:24 PM

Very attractive box—really cool raised panels and spline in lid.

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

View jaykaypur's profile


3609 posts in 1313 days

#3 posted 12-16-2013 09:31 PM

Like this a lot. The handles on the tray are real nice and the woods—maple/purple=heart—really compliment each other. You did good on this one!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View aussiedave's profile


3090 posts in 729 days

#4 posted 12-16-2013 09:43 PM

Hey Dave, what a beautiful box, the purple hear and maple are a great match. I am sure your daughter will love it. I liked the first box you made but for some reason I like this one more….great job Dave and thanks for sharing.

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

View a1Jim's profile


113256 posts in 2482 days

#5 posted 12-16-2013 09:59 PM

Greaaaaat she will love .super box.

-- Custom furniture

View gwolfe1977's profile


228 posts in 715 days

#6 posted 12-16-2013 10:18 PM

Very nice work. The maple and purple heart go together nicely. I like the tray as well.

-- Gary,Nebraska

View doubleDD's profile


3370 posts in 948 days

#7 posted 12-16-2013 10:30 PM

Hey Jason, thanks , I hope she digs it too.

Hi John, I think I’m addicted to raised panels. I enjoy them too. Thanks.

jaykaypur, thanks. The dowel rod handles were a after thought when I figured it would be easier to pick up the tray with something.

Thanks for the compliment Dave. It makes me feel as good as if it were for me.

a1Jim, the 100,000 + man, takes a lick’n and keeps on tick’n. Thank you, the wood should take most of the credit.

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

View Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist's profile

Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

5587 posts in 2213 days

#8 posted 12-16-2013 10:50 PM

Very nice looking box doubleDD…
Some colors work well together and these two definitely do…Gotta be one happy wife…

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

16966 posts in 1243 days

#9 posted 12-16-2013 11:07 PM

Really beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View waho6o9's profile


5967 posts in 1482 days

#10 posted 12-16-2013 11:16 PM

That’s a beautiful box Dave, congrats.

Nice color combo with awesome joinery, tough to beat.

View doubleDD's profile


3370 posts in 948 days

#11 posted 12-16-2013 11:46 PM

Gary , thanks the tray came out better than I thought.

Greg cajun, thanks I’m learning from the best.

Monte, thankyou, you can resaw my lumber any time.

waho6o9, thanks. It’s been a long run, but it’s coming together.

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

View woodshaver's profile


3091 posts in 2258 days

#12 posted 12-16-2013 11:56 PM

Wow! Very nice! Great looking box!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View maplerock's profile


466 posts in 705 days

#13 posted 12-17-2013 12:22 AM

Nice work. I like the raised panels too.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

View kdc68's profile


2322 posts in 1181 days

#14 posted 12-17-2013 12:57 AM

Awesome work !.....your daughter will love it !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

View gfadvm's profile


12878 posts in 1595 days

#15 posted 12-17-2013 01:23 AM

Nice! I like the ‘framed panels’ design and the maple/purpleheart play nicely together. Monte just gave me a nice purpleheart board so I’m looking forward to my first purple sawdust.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

showing 1 through 15 of 42 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics