Tiger Top Box
So a few of the boxes that I have built recently are from the book Box by Box by Jim Stack. The book has some great ideas but if you are not already a woodworker the directions could be difficult to follow especially on some of the more complicated boxes. I also call this my scrap wood box as there are many different types of wood used out of my scrap pile to build it.
First I milled all the sides, then cut a 45 degree miter on all the ends. Once the miters were cut I cut an opposing 45 degree kerf into the ends to accept the Redheart keys. Next a rabbit was cut into the bottom edge to hold the Cedar bottom.
I did a dry clamp up first then when I knew everything fit properly I glued it up for real.
Next I had to mask the area that was going to get the flocking because it would not stick to the finish.
There are many different ways to attach a top to a box. This time I went with a method I learned at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop which uses threaded brass rod. You cut the rod to small pieces then put it in your power drill and drive it into the hole you drilled through the side of the box into the lid. After which you sand the rod flush with the side.
Applied the finish
Then applied the blue flocking