- 2 21"-3/4" pieces.
- 4 10"-13/16" pieces.
- 6 17"-3/4" pieces.
- 1 21"x3/4" panel.
- 2 10"x13/16" panel.
Step 4: I then glued poplar dowels to the freshly cut birch panels. It helps to have C-clamps to make sure they adhere to the panels, if you have them handy.
Step 6: Once the wood finish dried, I applied a couple of coats of shellac to each side of the panel. I then waited a few minutes for it to dry.
Step 7: I then screwed the piano hinges to the sides of the poplars so that the hinges fold inward. This will make sure the box closes shut. Be careful to line up the hinge with the edge so that the box closes straight.
Step 12: I set the pane painted-side-down into the box, let the caulk dry to seal the palette to the box, and lay some paint down on it!
Optional mods: I drilled a screw into the side of the right-hand box lid. When I slide my palette cup around the screw, it makes sure it doesn't slide everywhere when you're using it. I also cut 4 foam squares to glue to the corners of the lid. This will cushion the lid when you close the box, as well as help it the box top lay flat while closed.
Let me know if you have any improvements to the set-up! I'm all ears.
Bonus! Link to the Youtube video: http://youtu.be/D1YjqYtqbxg
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