The Color Purple

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Project by doubleDD posted 12-16-2013 08:33 PM 2011 views 8 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.

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

Looks great….I’m diggin it.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!!

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#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

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#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!

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#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.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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

Greaaaaat she will love .super box.

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#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

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#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.

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#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…

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

Really beautiful work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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

That’s a beautiful box Dave, congrats.

Nice color combo with awesome joinery, tough to beat.

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#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.

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

Wow! Very nice! Great looking box!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#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

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

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

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#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

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