Paint box for my daughters artist area.

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Project by mafe posted 01-31-2016 10:54 PM 1869 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Paint box
for my daughters artist area

This post is from the paint box for my daughter blog:

This paint box was a Christmas gift for my daughter, she whished to upgrade her paint area and so her wishes from me this year was a easel and a box for her painting gear. Being a wood head and her father, made me suggest I could buy her the easel and make her the box and to this she agreed.

1. The box.
2. My sketch for it.
3. Wood nails and finger joints.
4. Dye.
5. Box assembly.
6. What it was all about.

I can tell you she was happy when she finally got it, it was a wee late after Christmas, but late are better than never and working with pain is not clever. So yes I am also a happy dad now.

Hope it can be an inspiration, perhaps even a inspiration to her…

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 01-31-2016 11:17 PM

I love it Mads. Doing projects of quality for our daughters is a special thing. I’m going to take you up on the wooden nails thing in an upcoming project. I wish I had your patience to photograph and post how you do things. Awesome!!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#2 posted 02-01-2016 06:10 AM

Great gift Mafe. Time to check out that blog.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 01:06 PM

Very handsome and well made. I always love your pre-construction drawings, they are very artfully done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 01:32 PM

Looks like you have quite an artist in the family – her work is great (so is yours)!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 02:59 PM

Nice work Mads!!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#6 posted 02-02-2016 03:39 AM

Excellent !!!
Pinning the finger joints is the icing on the cake.
Could have been nothing more than butt joints. Or worse yet … pocket screws. :-(

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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