Quick project. Wanted to keep my grilling potions in one box. Separately, tired of digging into a cardboard box for my coffee sugar. Sounds like I need a box or two. Or maybe more…. I might continue this for all my kitchen-type stuff. After all, as my kids used to say, if it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing….I used HD's finest—a pine 2×6, cut on edge to get it quartersawn grain—mitered at the corners. Actually a bit surprised that the grain was so nice and straight and tight. The large box sides consist of two pieces glued up, with a walnut spline, just for the heck of it. It has a rabbeted bottom to take a piece of 1/4 maple ply; the sugar box simply has a piece of pine glued to the bottom.I found this a nice exercise in working with small pieces and cutting tight miters. Took almost no time at all and the immediate gratification was a bonus.
Here's a quick project for the gentleman my son bought his new house from. He saw the koozies my son and I were using and he thought they were the coolest thing. He says he loves his beer and he loves his pot. He's a good guy so I decided he should have one. It's made of Osage and finished with polyurethane. There was enough Osage to make a small bowl with lid so I'll give him that too. He can put his pot in there or whatever. A couple beers and a smoke and he'll be on his way. LOL.