I put together 7 boxes yesterday and got them ready for painting. They don't take me long to make and my new table saw really helps me get the job done quickly. One feature I like about my saw is that I can hook the shop vac up to it and cut down on the dust flying around the garage. I have also rigged up a makeshift way to suck up dust on my belt sander, using duck tape, as there isn't a port for a vacuum. I must confess that I'm not really a woodworker, but do put together simple stuff that I can paint up. My daughter says I am more of a painter than a woodworker. I think she's right. I have spent many years practicing drawing and painting and maybe I can now call myself a painter without feeling embarrassed or self-conscious. I have been selling quite a few things I've done in the Folk Art style, and I think I will continue with that line of painting for awhile.
Here is a picture of how I painted up the first box in the batch I just made. I still have to put the hardware on it and seal it, but it is mostly done. It is an updated version of one that I did a few months ago. I brightened the colors up a bit on this one. As long as I don't put the two boxes side by side I don't think anyone will notice. --Bob