I don’t post my projects often enough, so I remembered to take a picture this time. I got tired of my shop rags being in a big “rag bag” the size of a garbage bag sitting in the corner. My wife used to work at a uniform services company and could get big bags of surplus shop towels and terries. Takes up way too much space on a shelf. I made this to help put some order in the garage.
The box is poplar, about 15″x8″, painted with two coats of Lexington Green milk paint and wax, with brass hinges and hasp from Lee Valley.
It is also my first attempt at a door. I freaked out a bit when I looked at the picture and ran into the garage, because it looks like the door is way out of square. It isn’t, there was a rag corner stuck in the upper hinge-side of the door. The soft, thin, brass hinges just bend. Pushed the rag out of the door swing and it snapped back square in the opening.
The opening between the two halves of the door is decorative as well as functional: I can tell if I need to refill the rags.
The back is pre-drilled and countersunk to screw to a stud on the wall.
This was fun to make, not hard at all, and filled up a couple of weekends.
I do really like the Lexington Green. I plan on getting around to building the wall cabinet, and I think I’ll make it in poplar (which I can get in 12″ wide boards) and paint it this color green with walnut drawer fronts and brass hardware. I think it would look great.