View Full Version : Thank you, Cori!

12-16-2005, 01:07 PM
This is one nifty box design. It's deep enough for the largest pastels, or a small container of rice or cornmeal. The masonite bottom and lid reduce the overall weight of the box, allowing more pastels to be carried quite easily.

The bottom layers of foam are removable, as are the dividers. The dividers were cut from a 2" x 4" and notched like lincoln logs to fit together. They were stained to match the exterior, and provide plenty of support for the 18" x 24" masonite used for the base and the lid.

The exterior was sanded, and stained a neutral medium brown. We didn't have any varnish, and finished with some polyeurethene we had left over from another project. (The pastel box is sitting on it.) Polyeurethene also cleans up fairly easily.

The handle was recycled from another pastel box, and some materials were purchased over the web:
Turn Buttons: http://www.architecturals.net/
Turn buttons are found in the Restoration Center.

Upholstery Foam: http://www.beaconfabric.com/
1/4" and 1/2" thickness available by the yard.
Camie 313 Upholstery adhesive was used to secure 1/2" foam to the lid only.




I love this box, Cori. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this article.

12-16-2005, 01:37 PM
*Squeeeling with glee*

Ohhhh Lisa!!!!! This is fabulous! You did good, hun! :D And with room to grow - this box will do for a long long time!!!!

Lincoln Logs - that's the way mine are too....I just didn't know how to describe it.

Dot Hoffman
12-17-2005, 11:11 AM
Cori, I want to thank you, too. My husband built the box for me for Christmas :clap: (I know, it's not here yet, but he needed my input re. dimensions,etc.), and the only thing I still have to get is the upholstery foam. Hopefully, Joanne fabrics will have it. I couldn't find it at Michaels. I can hardly wait to unload my miscellaneous boxes of pastels. I am leaving one long section like "fortysomething" did, only I'll use mine for my pastel pencils. I like her idea of it being big enough for a roll of tape, plus other supplies!

Thank you again for the plans!

12-17-2005, 02:11 PM
Most actual fabric stores that have an upholstery section should have it. I hope you can find it there :) And I do hope you'll post your photos too :) I feel so honoured when people adapt my articles and then show them off :)

12-18-2005, 06:45 PM
wow- boy did that turn out BEAUTIFULLY- the front center compartment I really envy- I never can find where I set down the tape!!! Really nice- drooling over the pics- absolutely wonderful- sending you and Cori a virtual hug- (how about a goat though???)

01-04-2006, 02:27 PM
I'd take a goat in a heartbeat...do they help pick up the dog poo? It cuold be incharge of my back yard :D