[Medal Chest] Lining With Felt

*Note to my readers—this is the secret project I’ve mentioned a few times.  It has consumed my shop time since February.  That’s why it’s been so slow on the blog for the last few months.  Now that it has been delivered, I can post the details.*

Once the lid was read for finishing, I decided to add feet to the box to give it a little better look.  Just sitting on the ground wasn’t doing it for me.  I settled on little wooden wheels I got from Michael’s for another project that I can’t even remember now.IMAG3088

They will be attached with brass woodscrews through the bottom corners of the box.IMAG3109

Like so.

Next it was time to do the felt lining.  I don’t want Mom’s hard won medals just rattling around down there on the plywood bottom and maple and walnut sides.  So I got some maroon felt and sprayed adhesive on the bottom, then put it down and trimmed it to size:IMAG3110

Then I did the same with the two little boxes (remember them?  They’ve been sitting under the workbench for over week now just waitnig…).  Here they are just before I lined them with the maroon (one of the colors from Florida State University, Mom’s alma mater):

IMAG3108I’m getting close now…I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Sure hope it isn’t a train…


About Marcus Richardson

Marcus attended the University of Delaware and later graduated from law school at the age of 26. Since then, he has at times been employed (or not) as: a stock boy, a cashier, a department manager at a home furnishing store, an assistant manager at and arts and crafts store, an unemployed handyman, husband, cook, groundskeeper, spider killer extraordinaire, stay at home dad, and a writer.
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