Poplar box

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Project by Mike Gager posted 02-17-2015 04:15 PM 2498 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made this box awhile back just got around to posting pics

found a neat piece of poplar at the home depot and decided to make a box with some of it. i made this box using miters for all the joinery then cutting the top off so it looks like the grain goes all the way around. i thought it looked pretty neat with the different colors. for the inside i cut some maple and fit it inside which also give the lid something to connect with.

this is one of my favorite boxes ive done though nobody else seems to like the green color that much

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#1 posted 02-17-2015 04:28 PM

Those cut lines sure do disappear.
Well done.
I have to agree that poplar isn’t that pretty however…....that’s why it is usually painted or used as drawers.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 02-17-2015 05:54 PM


-- a good woodworker can fix his mistakes, agreat w/w can fix them before anybody see's them

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#3 posted 02-17-2015 07:21 PM

love this. great work. very fine detail.

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#4 posted 02-17-2015 09:37 PM

Hey Mike,
I kind of dance to a different drum, I like the unusual look of poplar … and with bit of golden oak stain it takes on a whole new look …
Your grain matching is great, the wrap around look is a masters touch.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 02-18-2015 01:40 AM

Like it a lot. Is the top mitred on too? Or what joint is it?


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#6 posted 02-18-2015 01:55 AM

Yep miters on the top as well

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#7 posted 02-18-2015 03:03 AM

Good job. I am making some as well.

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#8 posted 02-18-2015 03:04 AM

If I figure out the way to post a picture, I will. But again, great work!

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