|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 01-07-2014 11:33 PM||1789 views||20 times favorited||13 comments|
A friend asked me to make her an organizer for her make up. She carries her face in a bag. :-)
She brought her stuff by one day and I took some measurements.
She picked it up today and loves it!
It is not fancy, just some white pine which I pieced together. This was a one time only deal I hope. I told her I wasn’t interested in staining all of those holes again…small brush and all.
My main concern was figuring out how to store her make up compacts. She has two so I ripped a piece, glue it into the stack, then used some three inch spacers to set the middle and outside pieces. More glue and patience…and some drilling. I made a template using Photoshop Elements and a home made grid to lay out the holes. Later I drilled a few extra holes where there was room available.
Finally I cross cut the two ends and ripped the front and back on the table saw to yield the finished product.
Minwax Chestnut Stain and Deft Clear Satin Finish was used to finish the project. I had some rubber feet for cutting boards, so I attached four to the bottom so the organizer will be off the counter and less prone to water damage.
Actually it was fun trying to figure out how to build this thing and not use any screws or nails…Just glue.
Got a new project in the wings so onward and upward.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas