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    Hi all,

    Been a while since I have been online or doing anything with my saw but I am about to get started again. I am wondering about making some tissure box covers. I would like to make a couple as gifts this year for my sitter and my son's teacher. What I am wondering is what type of wood do most use to make these beautiful things? Would baltic birch be an acceptable choice and since I am failry new still how do you go about doing proper corners? I do have a router and some other tools but don't use them much as most of the work I have done has been protraits etc...Thanks for the help!

  • #2
    John B is our resident expert on tissue box covers. If he does not stop in send him a private message.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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    • #3
      Thanks so much...I did search on here and found some of his past posts but am not sure if I could use the BB etc...


      • #4
        My personal opinion is depending on the joinery for the corners you may need to place some gussets inside for strength unless you are going to use some box joints or the like. I would prefer to see hardwood, due to the edges being exposed.
        Last edited by wood-n-things; 11-02-2011, 02:36 PM.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


        • #5
          Personally I would prefer solid wood for something like this. I don't care for the exposed edges of plywood.

          I did simple miters for ones I made a few years ago. They are just glued and the sides were only 1/4" thick material. They have held up so far, with no signs of coming apart. YOu need a good means of cutting the miters accurately though to get a good tight fit.

          Box joints would really look nice. There was a post earlier by someone who made a couple small boxes that could just as well be adapted for tissue box covers.

          Since you have a router, you could route a dado on the ends of the long sides to accept the short sides. This will give you plenty of glue area to get a solid joint. If you made the long sides longer, you could scroll decorative elements on each end, if you were so inclined. That would help hide the end grain.
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