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.
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
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