Coffee Filter Box

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Project by Dark_Lightning posted 09-15-2019 02:19 AM 1331 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, cheesy, but what the hay. I wanted to make a box to hold the filters for my little coffee maker using my new saw cabinet setup, instead of leaving them on the counter in the plastic bag. Red oak cut in a large box joint “ala Greene and Greene”. The bottom of the box is a piece of 1/8” Baltic Birch plywood. Finished with Minwax “Golden Oak” stain and Minwax water based spar varnish. I WAS going to use amber shellac spray, but it doesn’t appear to be available here in my town. I finished it before assembling it, and had to put it together with clamps due to there being an interference fit with the parts. I guess that’s an Incra precision issue, which I’ll keep in mind for next time. The edges are just chamfered, as I was trying for a pretty rustic look, so what appears to be gaps where the pieces join are just chamfers. It’s tight as a drum at the joints. The handle for the lid is a simple drawer pull from LOWES.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#1 posted 09-15-2019 10:09 AM

Great little box, nice one

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#2 posted 09-15-2019 03:06 PM


-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 09-15-2019 03:26 PM

Great idea. Really nice box, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 09-15-2019 09:55 PM

I can see a lot of potential uses for such a nicely done box like that. Well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 09-15-2019 10:22 PM

Thanks, guys! My wife says it looks like a wood puzzle. It would have to be a really straightforward puzzle, since I’d need coffee first, and if I couldn’t get it open, it’d get the hammer.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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