Coffee Table Photo Boxes

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Project by Kevin Depies posted 10-19-2015 05:21 PM 1713 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a few years since I’ve been active on this site, but I certainly haven’t stopped making dust! Among other projects, this year I’ve been turning out these boxes for a wedding photographer. She sells them as part of her photography package to her clients as Coffee Table Photo Boxes. They hold about 200 5×7 photos – 50 in each compartment. The 2nd photo with the weathered looking material were my first batch, made from re-purposed fence material. Working with that stuff was too much of a chore (it was horribly unstable), so the first photo taken on my workbench is the design I’ve settled on for the past few batches of boxes. They’re maple, all of the panel pieces are tongue & groove, and the lids have breadboard ends to keep everything flat and stable.

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#1 posted 10-19-2015 07:03 PM

Very interesting. Great niche product with a built in sale.
I find it interesting that she wants all 5X7. I would think she would want to offer different sizes inside the box. And maybe a place for wallet size for family members who want one? But what do I know. The box is functional, beautiful, and obviously it sells! Outstanding!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#2 posted 10-28-2015 12:57 PM

I like your idea. This will hold lotsa photos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 11-15-2015 02:08 PM

This would make a neat medicine cabinet. Thanks for sharing

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#4 posted 11-15-2015 02:29 PM

That’s a nice product for a photographer to sell with a package deal. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 11-17-2015 02:34 PM

Agreed on the medicine cabinet! ...especially if the trays were a little deeper.

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