Saturday, June 2, 2012
All We Need Is Marshmallows....
All you have to do is build a box. It was all built from 1/16" bass wood. The bottom and top pieces were 3" by 6". The ends were 3" by 1 3/4". The sides were 1 3/4" by 6 !/8".
I cheated and stained those boards and the trim with Minwax Red Mahogany before assembling.
That way there will be no problems with the stain not covering glue spots.
I assembled the box in my gluing jig. It was a bit tall and in a couple of spots I had to stack the magnets to keep it straight.
I put some strips of wood on the inside to hold up the top about a quarter inch down. I didn't glue the top piece in....just in case we want to hide something in there. I guess I should drill a hole in one corner so that they will be able to lift the top out of the frame, if need be.
I used small chair rail for the trim. It was also stained before it was put in place.
Since Tessie insisted on helping, I had more suggestions than I needed on procedure. First she was worried about the thickness of the mattress. I explained that their mattresses were more or less a thick quilt and not a foot deep, like some of the ones now.
She allowed, "Oh well. I won't be sleeping on it anyway, so I don't even care how thick it is."
I do hope that I was lucky enough to record that statement. You heard it here. She doesn't want to live there! I am going ot hold her to it.