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Walnut firewood box - placement

Walnut firewood box - placement


Building a firewood box for the Studio served two purposes. It will hold the wood stove switch so I don't have to reach into the structure to operate the flickering LED fire, and it gave me the opportunity to work with walnut using my scroll saw.

I followed a pattern in the book How to Make Shaker Furnishings for Doll Houses or Miniature Rooms by Pat Midkiff. What a long title! There were three pegs on the side of the firebox in the book, but I didn't add them to the one I built since I didn't have a walnut dowel.

The pattern was very simple to follow, and my two cut curves came out very close! I did change the dimensions slightly, because the sheets of walnut I had on hand were narrower than the largest pattern piece. I finished the box with one coat of Delta Ceramcoat Satin Varnish to bring out the beautiful color and grain. I added a light wash of black and brown to make it less shiny and new.

I will finish the side deck before drilling the hole in the bottom for the battery and switch.

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You seem to be getting on really well with your scroll saw . The firewood box is great. I have had problems inserting the blades and I think I've broken all the blades that came with it so I threw it back in the cupboard. Must get more blades and try again after seeing this.

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