Tissue box cover version 2

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Project by BB1 posted 09-07-2016 10:53 PM 1461 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some time in the shop over the weekend but was having trouble with developing another project so decided to make another tissue box cover. Had a piece of poplar with lots of color so used that. Used mitered joints but then tried to round the corners on my router table. Not the best idea so then did a lot of sanding! The top is three pieces glued up and then back to the router table for some fine tuning. I intended the dark colored section to be at the bottom of the base…but glued the top to that instead. Still ok…and after adding some finish, I think it will be a step up from the plastic cover currently in use.

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#1 posted 09-07-2016 11:42 PM

Amazing what you can get from ‘cheap’ wood. Poplar is one of my favorites for just this reason.

Nice box, BTW!

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#2 posted 09-08-2016 03:06 AM

Amazing what you can get from cheap wood. Poplar is one of my favorites for just this reason.

Nice box, BTW!

- Snowbeast

Thanks! Actually bought this piece with no particular project in mind last spring just because the color was so interesting. The section I have left is also pretty to my eye so likely a box or maybe incorporated into a serving tray.

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#3 posted 09-08-2016 01:29 PM

Great accent whit colors,like it.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#4 posted 09-08-2016 05:08 PM

Like the character in the wood. Neat idea too. thanks for sharing.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#5 posted 09-08-2016 06:46 PM

+ 1 on the other comments. More than once I was asked to repair “Dear Aunt Polly’s” antique walnut/cherry table and of course they were stained poplar. I never told.

-- jstegall

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#6 posted 09-08-2016 10:12 PM

I really do like poplar. It may not have the depth of color like walnut but I have found it relatively easy to work with and by being selective I have found some really interesting grain patterns. Really haven’t used in a project involving stain but sounds like it works well there too based on John’s comment!

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#7 posted 09-09-2016 05:50 PM

Beautiful design with squared hole on top and wood colours are great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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