Video game storage box

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Project by bygrace posted 12-24-2013 11:38 PM 2771 views 4 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a video game storage box I made for my 6 yr. old grandson for Christmas. Done just in time! I used padauk and wenge. I really love how the padauk looks. First time I’ve ever used it. Also first time to join woods together to make the stripes. I don’t have a jointer but using my table saw and planer it turned out really well. Beefed up the splines on this box and left the lift squared off to keep a more rugged look, figured he’d like that a little more. It should last him for quite a while, and who knows what else he’ll store in it over the years.

I used 1/4 inch steel rod for the hinge and plugged with an oak dowel, also something new for me. The finish is three coats of Watco natural, two coats of brush on lacquer and one coat of spray lacquer, and paste wax.

I really enjoy making boxes because each one is such a learning experience. So many different styles of joinery, hinges, woods etc. to use, its a great way to experiment for future projects.

Thanks for looking and I appreciate any comments and suggestions!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#1 posted 12-26-2013 04:12 AM

Andy I like the box. Nice job mixing the woods and the wedges make the piece for me. Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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