This is another cabinet salvage project. After dismantling the face frames from another kitchen remodel I was left with quite a bit of usable poplar. I normally just throw together a quick cutting board when salvaging this type of wood but I decided to set it aside and ponder on a different project. It wasn’t until I purchased a bandsaw that I decided on what to make. A cracked bandsawn jewelry box.
A big inspiration for this project was a bandsaw box that Steve Carmichael made last year for his daughter. He also made a step by step video to cover the project. I’ll include that video here as well.
The design I went with was something I have seen on the internet repeatedly over the years. A project such as a bandsaw box provides a great opportunity to get creative and make a unique design but I really didn’t want to this time. I’m not trying to re-invent the wheel with this one but rather get some good bandsaw experience. It has been a while since I ran a bandsaw and this was a great chance to brush up on my bandsaw skills. At the bottom of this post you will find a link to the instruction article and template that I used (I reduced it for a height of 11″).
Overall I am very happy with the way they turned out. For drawer pulls I cut up a scrap piece of dark green poplar which was also salvaged a long time ago from a box spring mattress. The transitions in between drawers are not the prettiest but not too bad for my first bandsaw box. I used natural Danish oil to make the color stand out a bit more and covered that with Satin Deft Spray Lacquer. Below is a short video covering the build.
Setve Carmichael’s bandsaw box:
- You can find the original “how to” and template that I used HERE
- The above link seems to be working one day and not another so if you want my version you can download it by clicking [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=57 linktext=HERE /]. It’s the same thing but scaled down to fit on a regular 8.5″x11″ piece of paper.
- Visit Steve Carmichael’s Facebook page