|Forum topic by shopmania||posted 375 days ago||630 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
375 days ago
I made a box for my niece for her wedding. It is about 14” wide, 8” deep, and 5 1/2” high. It is a simple mitered box, made with walnut. Mitered corners with oak dovetail splines. It has a solid raised panel top. I wrapped the grain, and built the whole thing as one piece, and then cut the lid off, so the grain would flow perfectly from the box to the lid. I used barrel hinges for the first time. Well I was being so careful to line up the holes for the hinges perfectly, that i drilled the hinge holes in the box on the FRONT instead of the back! Doh!
SO, I could easily enough drill holes in the back, and mount the lid properly, but there is the small matter of two 14mm hols in the front edge of the box, that I need to cover up or fill. How do I do that and make it look good? The plugs I’ve found for sale are 3/8 or 1/2 inch, which is too small. Plus I need to do this in a hurry, b/c the wedding is next Friday, so I really don’t have time to order more stuff.
Of course I can leave well enough alone, and the box should still look pretty good, it just really irks me that I did it all correct right up to the end, and then muffed it up. The lid fits perfectly, BTW, with all the edges lined up flushjust without the grain matching/wrapping properly. What do you think??
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