|Project by Blackie_||posted 01-15-2014 04:20 PM||1984 views||15 times favorited||28 comments|
Pictured are two which I refer to as Hybrids these are my own design in which I’ve combined bandsaw box with Mitered splined joinery, the inner part of the box is a bandsaw box and the outter is mitered, these are open top men’s valet boxes with drawers, both have two hidden compartments, false bottom doors and hidden drawers along with lift out trays, they consist of a bunch of parts and surely need instructions for operation to access the hidden compartments, the small lift out tray is the key to opening the false bottom door located on top under the large tray by way of magnets.
Wood The inside of both boxes I used knotty Alder, the box on the left is wrapped in Dark Texas Walnut with Texas Cedar Elm for the drawer pulls and splines, the box on the right is Texas Cedar Elm with Wenge for the drawer pulls and the splines, both of these outer woods the Dark Walnut and the Cedar Elm fell to the blade of my chainsaw, the Dark Walnut had been dead standing for many years the Cedar Elm for a couple few years.
Both boxes I’ve also added a dark brown felt to line the drawers and the top left stationary trays, and they both have access to phone charging by simply draping the cord over the top edge.
Finishing Since the Dark Walnut had been dead for so long it didn’t take to finish very well in that the dryness allowed the finish to soak into the wood, the Cedar Elm not as bad, What I did to solve this problem was I first added a single coat of Tung Oil and a quick wipe, I then follow up with a single coat of non-waxed Shellac to seal the wood, and then a single coat of a 50/50 mix of wipe-on poly my mixture satin blend and a last and final coat of paste wax.
Both boxes measure 12” L x 6” H x 7 3/4” D both have very large storage compartments, the hidden compartment can even house a pocket sized and some of the compact size hand guns along with clip and ammo.
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