Building a box from scrap wood and upcycled bamboo

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Blog entry by BenhamDesign posted 01-27-2017 12:36 AM 1432 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is an overview post of how I went about building this box. You can read a more indepth article on my blog Building a box from scrap wood and upcycled bamboo Or watch it be built on Youtube

To start I gather up all the small cut offs of 8/4 wood I could find to make the legs. Ripped them to approximate length on my band saw and jointed them square.

Cut to length at the table saw using a stop on the miter gauge

For a quick and easy joint between the legs and sides I used the domino to create floating tenons.

Rough out the legs at the bandsaw

Cleaned them up at the spindle sander

Cut the mortises with a Domino and plywood Jig With left and right stop to place the mortises closer to the edge

Rough out the shape of the handle on the bandsaw and used a pattern bit with template to finish the top curve

Shop made panel raising jig to create the lid

Drill Holes for dowels

Thanks for checking it out, For more about the furniture I make please check out by website. Benham Design Concepts

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#1 posted 01-27-2017 01:51 PM

I watched the video and really enjoyed it. Thanks for posting, it gave me a lot of new ideas!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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