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Build Better Boxes: Easy Steps to Master a Classic Craft

Build Better Boxes: Easy Steps to Master a Classic Craft (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Kenney, Matt

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In Build Better Boxes, Matt Kenney distills and shares what he's learned in 20 years of box making using step-by-step photos that walk you through the process of creating 10 beautiful designs from scratch. You'll begin with a few simple, but elegant painted boxes that introduce f...undamental concepts like cutting miter joints and fitting a lid. Then you'll progress through several stunning projects that include tea cabinets and jewelry boxes-designs that show just how much you can do with a box. Along the way, you'll learn smart techniques for joinery like rabbets and dovetails, how to create box sides with grain that flows seamlessly around all four corners, to make your own veneers, and to apply finishes like milk paint and shellac. Throughout all of the projects, Kenney emphasizes good design and demonstrates several unique design elements that he's developed, like pulls wrapped in thread, fabric lined bottoms, and grouping individual boxes to create a single piece of furniture. Build Better Boxes, is more than a set of instructions for 10 boxes: In the course of building these designs, you will gain a thorough understanding of key woodworking and design concepts-like wood movement, grain selection, and proportions-that will help you design and make your own boxes.
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ISBN 9781951217266
Released NZ 15 Mar 2022
Publisher Misc - NewSouth
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781951217266
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Misc - NewSouth
Imprint Blue Hills Press
Released 15 Mar 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kenney, Matt
Category Decorative Arts & Crafts
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 254mm
Dewey Code 745.51
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Wooden boxes, Box making
NBS Text Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
ONIX Text General/trade