Kitchen Sink Clutter Box

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Project by CreekWoodworker posted 02-07-2011 12:40 AM 2329 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made out of Pennsylvania Cherry constructed with box joints. I finished it with one coat of 1# shellac and five coats of a tung oil finish. One of the issues I ran into was the width of the box using 1/2 boards and the amount of room between the sink and the wall would not allow a couple of the larger bottles to fit. I was afraid if I made the box wall any thinner the box may be too weak. To solve the problem I used a 3.5 inch forstner bit to cut a slight indentation in the boards; two with indentation on the front and rear wall and one in the middle on the front wall only. I also decided the face was too long and carved a V pattern into it.

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

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#1 posted 02-07-2011 01:06 AM

good idea, I like it

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 02-07-2011 01:13 AM

nice solution to the larger bottles, looks great. the “V” you carved in the front breaks up the long front and looks great. nice work !!!

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#3 posted 02-07-2011 05:27 AM

Good solution to the large bottle idea. Looks like it should serve it purpose quite well.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 02-07-2011 08:36 PM

Nice finger joint.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 02-07-2011 11:57 PM

Great idea and execution. If I had 4 of these I am sure they would all be full.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 02-10-2011 10:51 PM

Great idea and nicely done!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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