Tissue Box Cover

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 01-24-2013 01:48 PM 1563 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

This is a Christmas gift I made for my mom-in-law. I made it from some drawer sides I found on the street. Very simple construction with mitered corners. I used a rounding over bit on the corners, letting the shoulders of the bit bite in to give the piece an art deco look. Because tissue boxes come in several sizes (heights) I made the box to the size of the largest and made it adjustable for the smaller sizes. I drilled stopped holes at the appropriate hieght in the long sides, making the holes just big enough to fit golf tees. (3rd photo) I even made a storage place in the box to hold the tees (2nd photo). It was finished with some maple stain and polyurethane.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-24-2013 01:55 PM

That’s one of the best uses of golf tees I’ve seen. :-)

Nice box. Good idea for the adjustible.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 02:03 PM

We have my brother in law to thank for the golf tee idea. I was stuck for a while on this one.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 02:25 PM

Good Project and a nice rescue of wood destined for the dump.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 04:40 PM

I could probaly still slice it LOL great idea.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 05:06 PM

Very slick ,good job.

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 05:46 PM

Nice wood save, I am sure the box will brighten up a room.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 01-24-2013 07:59 PM

Very creative using the golf tees for adjustments! The box looks great, and I’m sure MIL will love it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Dave Rutan

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#8 posted 01-24-2013 08:16 PM

Are you kidding? I’m her fave! Of course she loves it!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#9 posted 01-25-2013 05:23 AM

Dave, nice design. I especially like the idea of using golf tees as an adjustment. Good call.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 01-25-2013 11:37 AM

@Dave R – Yeah, you’re her fave but how many daughters does she have? ;)

I really like the idea for the different sizes of tissue boxes. Kudos to you and your BIL.


-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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Dave Rutan

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#11 posted 01-25-2013 12:11 PM

@Whit – She has 2 daughters, but I got the prize. ;-)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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