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Project by Paula Perry posted 09-04-2013 11:10 PM 1899 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i wanted a box for my drawing supplies and didnt want to pay the price. so i rounded up some cedar i had laying around, made a frame and reinforced the corners with some scrap walnut and put some 1/4 sanded craft plywood on each piece, then figured out my needs for the inside and went for it. i cut some cedar into 1/2” thick strips, drilled some holes for pencils to make a smaller frame, affixed it to the inside of the lid after rounding off the corner of the side pieces so it would pop out a bit. and places some scrap pine stips in the bottom to suit me. i put some poly and clear coat added a couple hinges, handle and latch i had laying around also.

-- Florida50

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 11:31 PM

Awesome looking box. Wish I had that when I was in grade school. Great idea.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Paula Perry

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#2 posted 09-05-2013 01:49 AM

I’m not in grade school, but I am considered a very good artist, and have many pics in museums, and billboards in Florida.. So I think the box could be used for adults too 8) lol

-- Florida50

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#3 posted 09-05-2013 01:55 AM

Looks like a winner.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 09-05-2013 02:23 AM

Very nicely done—well thought out and great organization.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 09-05-2013 05:28 AM

Oh that is real nice! Great Job Paula!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 09-05-2013 08:28 AM

Great work, should serve you well. So much nicer than one from the store.

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

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#7 posted 09-05-2013 10:29 AM

A very nice box for all your drawing supplies….excellent job Paula.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Paula Perry

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#8 posted 09-05-2013 10:44 AM

thanks everyone, i appreciate it. and i also think its better than store bought, cause its home made to suit me :) lol

-- Florida50

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#9 posted 09-05-2013 02:21 PM

I love the utility of this box! To inset the ply would have been pretentious and reduce the box interior. I say well done!

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Paula Perry

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#10 posted 09-05-2013 07:26 PM

why thank you ratchet!!!

-- Florida50

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#11 posted 09-06-2013 03:34 AM

Nicely done. I’m an artist & a woodworker & I think you did a great job. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#12 posted 09-09-2013 03:29 PM

Like it, beautiful and functional. All drawing stuff in one box, great organization. Great job!

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