Bread box for my sister-in-law.

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Project by Pete_Jud posted 02-22-2008 06:01 AM 4158 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister in law has a copper fetish, everything in her kitchen has to have some copper in it. When I built the pad for her pellet stove I even used copper speckeled grout.

This breadbox started out when I found the copper face pannel on the internet for around 10-15 bucks. I then downloaded some free plans of the net to get an Idea as to what a bread box should look like, and then built the unit around the copper face. We never had a breadbox as a kid, and at home we keep the bread in a drawer.

The breadbox is built from western red alder that I have reclamed and resawn. The finish is “Gerneral Finishes Candlelight”. It is an oil based stain with 2 coats of Minwax satin poly over the top. I wanted to try to make this look as if it was made in the “arts and crafts” time frame, and keep it a little primative to match the looks of her kitchen.

Total cost,
around 20 bucks.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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#1 posted 02-22-2008 07:03 AM

nice work. never tried the “candlelight” finish. what is it like to work with ?

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#2 posted 02-22-2008 07:17 AM

That’s really nice! I’ve been thinking of making a breadbox for a lady friend but had no idea what would look good. Her kitchen is more modern, but the colors you used would match hers too. Thanks for the idea.

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#3 posted 02-22-2008 07:51 AM

The candlelight stain is just a wipe on and wipe off oil based stain. The wife picked it up one day and I tryed it on some alder, I test all of my stains on scrap wood before putting them on a almost finninshed project, learned the hardway.

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#4 posted 02-22-2008 11:06 AM

Nice job Pete.

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#5 posted 02-22-2008 01:05 PM


I really like this piece. It has simple lines but the punched copper panel adds nice details to the piece.

Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 09-03-2011 03:32 PM

Look`s great!

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#7 posted 07-28-2017 03:16 PM

You did a nice job on this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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