Door Bell cover

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Project by jtash posted 11-12-2011 01:07 AM 2072 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I bought a fixer upper and were in serious need of a new doorbell cover. After many months of sneaking shop time in between painting and repairs we finally have a door bell cover.

My one regret is the two blotches from glue squeeze out. I had some tear out on the top bevel other than that it was fun and a nice distraction from spackle and paint.

The project was made from soft maple and finished with general finishes warm cherry followed by a coat of seal coat shellac and then 3 coats of general finishes gel top coat. Have to say the gel top coat was nice to work with.

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#1 posted 11-12-2011 01:17 AM

I like that. Thinking I just might borrow your idea for ours.

-- Mark C.

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#2 posted 11-12-2011 01:38 AM

This is a terrific idea. So much better than the ugly plastic boxes you usually see. I will have to try this myself sometime soon.

-- Richard B, Birmingham Alabama

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#4 posted 11-13-2011 02:23 PM

Very nicely done John. I really like the color of the finish.

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