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Cypress (Chap. III., Par

46) or any soft wood.

2 pcs. 7/8"xl2"xl3 1/2"

Legs. 1 pc. 7/8"x 9"xl7 1/2"


1 pc. 7/8"x 6 1/2"xl7 1/2" Side.

2 pcs. 7/8"x 7"xl9" Top.

lpc. 7/8"x3y2"xl7 1/2"

Drawer front. 2 pcs. 7/8"x 2 1/4"xl2" Drawer sides.

2 pes. !4"(3-ply)xl0"xl5" Bottom and drawer bottom. 2 pes. 3/8"x 3/8"xl2" S 4 S Drawer carriers. 1 pc. l 1/2"x2 3/4"xl0" Foot rest. 2-1" No. 12 F. H. B. Screws.

1 pc. 7/8"x2 1/2"xl4"

1 pair l1/2"x21/2" brass butts.

1 3/4" drawer pull.

2 1/2 dozen 8d finishing nails.

1 dozen 6d finishing nails.

2 pes. 3/4"x 3/4"xl2" S 4 S

Bottom cleats. 2 pcs. 3/4"x3/4"x15 S 4 S

Bottom cleats. 2 dozen 1 1/4" brads.

Introductory Statement

A shoe-polishing box is very convenient in caring for the shoe brushes, polishing materials and polishing cloths.

The box given in this lesson is large and strong and has several attractive features, and yet it is not difficult to construct. As it is not supposed to be a piece of living room furniture it is not designed in accordance with all the principles of regular cabinet work.


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Shoe Polishing Box

Shoe Polishing Box

Suggestions For Original Design

Introductory Statement 201Introductory Statement 202

Shoe Polishing Box Specifications

The Ends

Square the stock for one of the end pieces (Chapter II., Paragraphs 1-5). Lay out and make the end as shown in the drawing. With the wood file and block plane, carefully smooth all of the edges to make them perfectly square. In like manner prepare the second end piece. Make sure these two pieces are exactly the same size in every way. Always keep in mind that in any kind of rectangular box construction, opposite sides must be identical in size and shape.


Notice that the front side is divided into two parts; the upper part furnishes the front of the box, while the lower portion provides the front of the drawer. The rear side of the shoe polishing box in one wide piece. Square the stock (Chapter II., Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), lay out and make these side pieces.

The Top

Square the stock (Chapter II., Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Lay out and make the two pieces which are to form the top; be sure that they are perfectly square, and that the two edges which are to be hinged together fit perfectly.