Submitted by JoanneS on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 17:00

This is the prototype build for the Book Box plan.  It was a lot of fun coming up with the decoration ideas, and the build was quick and super-easy.  I plan on making more of these!    I used scrap wood and left over finishes for this build.  

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
This build was from scrap wood, and the paint was already on hand. The only things I had to purchase for this build were the hinges (about $3) and the craft paint ($2.49) and optional sticky-back velcro dots (they come in a package of 15 for $2.99)
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
pine (scrap)
Finish Used
Box: 3 coats Clark & Kensington semi-gloss in Crushed Peanut; spine: 3 coats Clark & Kensington gloss black; Pages/stripe: 2 coats Americana gloss enamel metallic in Glorious Gold;

Tip for clean paint lines: tape off the area to paint, and apply clear poly to tape edges and allow to dry before painting on the color.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:11

Thanks Ana!  I had a lot of fun with this project.  Your Handmade Holidays collection inspired me!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!  :)  Joanne

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