Carb Safe Bread Box

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Project by matts_dad posted 02-07-2014 05:59 PM 1960 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It seems that all in my brother in-law’s household agreed to put their carbs into a locked breadbox. Good healthy idea for them. In support, here is my response a year or so later.

The box is made from white pine, Minwax stain and some brass hardware. Its dimensions are 18W x 15H x 15D.
Initially, I tried using Minwax PolyCrylic water based finish. But I ended up with brush lines which were difficult to minimize. So, with some discouragement, I put the project down until I came across a very well finished piece of pine on a small project from mpmitche

I put a comment on Mike’s project asking how he put the finish on his project. Mike kindly posted a response. Encouraged to try his poly wipe on finish approach, I sanded most of my finish off and wiped on 4 layers of MinWax wipe on poly. A little past wax polishing and wella – I was done.

Hope my efforts might encourage some one else.

-- Barry

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#1 posted 02-07-2014 06:47 PM

That’s very cool ,a very good build.


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#2 posted 02-07-2014 08:15 PM

Being a low carb guy myself, I can really appreciate this.

-- Rob, Ontario

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 08:46 PM

Great looking bread box…I remember building those in the 70’s. Only thing missing is a pad lock to keep away from those carbs.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 02-08-2014 02:26 AM

Hawaiilad – Guess the locking window latch I used here doesn’t look too imposing for a carb lock box. A pad lock would have sent a more obvious ‘keep out’ message. If I were to do it over I would go for more of a strong box look, perhaps incorporating two brass straps held on by rivets. Have to think about it. Thanks for the feedback.

-- Barry

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#5 posted 02-08-2014 02:53 AM

No, I think it looks great the way it is…just making a joke about the lock. But heavy hardware would look good as well I would say.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 02-08-2014 05:23 AM

Nice and useful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 02-26-2014 03:32 AM

Looks great, glad it worked out for you. I think wax really goes a long way in giving a beautiful looking finish that feels great to the touch.

-- Mike, Western New York

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