Tissue Box

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Project by CreekWoodworker posted 08-03-2009 12:03 AM 1594 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had beautiful weather last weekend… it rained all day Saturday. Since yard work was out of the question, I went to my scrap pile and and built this tissue box. It’s Red Oak, stained Mahogany, and four coats of Shellac. Turned out nice, but I had problem with my corner miter. I’m not sure if it was a problem during the glue up or imperfect 45 degree cuts. Anyway, to correct it I decided to put the same 45 degree chamfer that was on the top to each of the corners. From the side it almost give it a raised panel look. Next time I may try finger joints. Regardless, it was a good weekend in the shop. BTW… the heavy Oak stays put when pulling tissues out.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#1 posted 08-03-2009 12:08 AM

Hi Mike – good job. Goes well with the table as well :-)

-- ... must be time for a cup of tea and a sit-down

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#2 posted 08-03-2009 01:55 AM

Way to use your head, looks good.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 08-03-2009 02:37 AM

Hey Mike. Good use of the rainy weekend we had recently. Looks great

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#4 posted 08-03-2009 04:41 AM

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#5 posted 08-03-2009 07:55 AM

Great tissue box. Love the grain in the oak, and the table its on too.

Rain??? I would LOVE some rain! send it to Arizona!

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 08-04-2009 01:09 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone, I just added a dust collector to my shop and now planning my next project.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#7 posted 08-04-2009 05:41 PM

Beautiful little box.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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