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Rustic Slanted-Lid Box

  • Van Dyke's
    Decorative Hinges … 201070
    1"-dia. Wood Knobs … 214407
  • Lee Valley
    1 1/2" Finish Nails … 91Z40.44
    1" Brad Nails … 91Z40.25

To age the box, I started by distressing the outside with random dents. I then sanded sharp edges, around knobs, along drawer edges, corners of the lid, and any place that would typically show the most wear. Next, I sprayed on one light coat of lacquer. This keeps the stain from soaking in too much. One coat of General Finishes' "Java" gel stain followed by one more coat of lacquer completes the box.


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