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Makeup case #1: Building a case to hold wife/daughter's make up

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Blog entry by slydog posted 07-29-2016 04:49 AM 927 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I never really thought about building something to hold my wife’s makeup “stuff” until I saw her digging through cases and drawers to get to the implements and concoctions. I had some scraps and so created a basic box structure to hold (what I thought) were those items.

As we know the first rendition of a new idea isn’t the greatest, so I’ll just skip over that part and move on to what the current project is – the next version.

The basic idea I found is that you need: 1. a few shelves for the bottles, lotions, and tubes of stuff. 2. holders for their pencils, brushes, and other stick based products 3. a space to hold everything else that you didn’t think of.

Rendition 1 had a drawer – that didn’t get used much. The space is better served in the well of the box. That led me to work on developing this version:

Rough pict overview:

In the picture, you can see a block with holes for the brushes, etc. What I didn’t think of was that the single line of holders for the brushes, etc. would not be sufficient. I’ve had to re-think that design. I’ve leaned towards a double row and a bit higher: per daughter’s assessment – the brushes need to be high enough to reach close to their base instead of at the tip level.

Pause for now until I can get the pencil and stuff holders and such done.

-- slydog, Houston



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#1 posted 07-29-2016 10:37 AM

Nice to see one of us is getting something done. Looking forward to revision 2 (or is it 3).

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe.

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#2 posted 07-30-2016 12:28 AM

Looks like she’s coming along nicely!

I once dated a lady who had so much makeup that she used a fishing tackle box to store all her goops and things…......! She’d sit cross-legged on the floor, in front of a full-length mirror, putting all that stuff on. Took an hour just to get out of the house….....!

By the way, if I might make a suggestion, you should think about putting a pivoting mirror on top of the box. That way the ladies can just sit down, and not have to go looking for a mirror.

-- Dean

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#3 posted 08-04-2016 03:52 AM

I finished the project. I found that what the gals want is a double stacked block for their brushes – some narrow and some wide. I blocked on either side the different sizes. I think the next time I’d reconsider the “hidden” area under the shelves and maybe consider what I could do with lipstick kinds of items.

All I can say, is having making a foray into this realm, it’s like wandering into a swamp—- you have no idea what the next piece should be accommodated; not that you’d get that kind of feedback until the end. If you decide to pursue this path—- good luck.

-- slydog, Houston

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#4 posted 08-04-2016 03:56 AM

From all paths I can see, I cannot post the final image of the project.

-- slydog, Houston

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#5 posted 08-04-2016 12:48 PM

Here is the final piece:

-- slydog, Houston

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#6 posted 08-04-2016 12:56 PM



By the way, if I might make a suggestion, you should think about putting a pivoting mirror on top of the box. That way the ladies can just sit down, and not have to go looking for a mirror.

- Mean_Dean

Thanks for the suggestion, but in this case, she has the full sized bathroom mirror and just wanted some place to put her “most used” make-up stuff. From the above you can see I provided ample space for a lot of brushes—- she only uses 6 maybe 8 of them. My daughter isn’t a big makeup kinda gal. The desire was to be able to have easier access to the makeup stuff—- basically, not having to dig into her various kits to get them.

-- slydog, Houston

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#7 posted 08-08-2016 08:30 PM

The final image with it loaded. I think it turned out …. okay; I wouldn’t say great or excellent, but I think okay. I like the different textures of wood between the outside and inside; I don’t like how the drilling of the holes for the pencils/brushes/etc split the wood; and what you probably can’t see in the photos, I definitely do not like the oversprayed adhesive – most was covered, but I see it where it wasn’t. Anyhow, here is the final image:

One of the unexpected was that instead of brushes on the left side, she put lipstick (or whatever) kind of things—- If I would have known that before, I probably could have made something better!

In case I never mentioned it before – this is not a project you want to tackle unless you’re willing to do a whole lot of re-work in design or planning! I could provide dimensions and wood and specs, but it’d be worthless since I truly believe that the next one I’d make will have a whole different set of requirements. Cheers.

-- slydog, Houston

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#8 posted 08-08-2016 09:22 PM

Looks like it turned out very well, and will suit the purpose!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 08-09-2016 03:49 AM

Thanks Dean! Yeah, at least so far she’s not complained. That was Daughter’s, now I need to ask myself do I create rev 3 and upgrade my wife’s or build a “bat box”? I’m leaning towards a “bat box” to take care of some of these mosquitos around here. Gotta do a bit of research first though.

-- slydog, Houston

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