Simple Veneered box #2: Trimmed and finished the inside

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Blog entry by lumberjoe posted 04-06-2013 07:07 PM 1680 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Simple Hammer Veneered box Part 1 - getting started Part 2 of Simple Veneered box series Part 3: Part 3 - the top, bottom and outside »

I want this box construction to be as simple as humanly possible. I’m not going to use any miters, half laps, box joints, etc. This is simply going to be butt jointed with hot hide glue and a couple brads. I am going to glue the bottom and top on then veneer the entire outside for a seamless look. Once that is done I am going to cut the top off on the table saw.

Here are the pieces trimmed and sanded

Since it is still too cold to finish outside, I am doing this in my basement instead of my shop. Yes, that is the top to an old server (HP DL380). Finish doesn’t stick to metal :)

I taped off the areas that will receive glue and laid down a liberal coat of danish oil


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#1 posted 04-06-2013 08:38 PM

Looks good Joe.
You’re getting right into it with veneering an assembled piece.
The veneer will reinforce the butt joints a lot.
In the future you may want to miter this sort of thing, especially with thin commercial veneer as the butt will likely telegraph through.
Keep us posted.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 04-07-2013 01:49 AM

Thanks for the tips Paul! keep them coming. I know it’s a bit ambitious veneering an assembled piece at my skill level, but I think I may actually increase the difficulty factor even further. I may do something like your “Oops” project; where the grain flows down from the top into a V on each side of the box. I am going to use only bubinga veneer though since I have a bit of it. If it does’t come out well, I can peel it off.

The joys of HHG are overlooked by many.


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#3 posted 04-07-2013 09:10 PM

Too bad the camera doesn’t meet the required technical criteria for us to fully see the potential of what you’re doing here :(

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 10:49 PM

Seriously! I am disappointed in the picture quality from my brand new phone (Samsung Galaxy Note II). My old Galaxy Nexus was much better. I wanted to use it because it is much easier to upload pics (dropbox). I’ll use the DSLR for the rest of them


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