If you’ve been following me recently, you’ve seen the trouble I’ve had making a bandsaw box. I’ve finally finished one, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. The bandsaw box is based on the Oslo design in The New Bandsaw Box Book by David Picciuto (purchase here). For the woods for the build, I used a piece of oak my dad had given me and some Purebond birch plywood.
The pieces used for this build were scrap, which is one of the great things about this style of bandsaw box. They’re great for using up small pieces of plywood and hardwoods you have hanging around the shop. If you’re like me, you hoard small offcuts of plywood, especially expensive plywood, and hardwoods.
I flocked the interior of the box like David recommends in his book. In order to flock the interior, you’ll need a Mini Flocker, Suede-Tex Undercoat Adhesive, and Suede-Tex Flocking Fiber. The flocking material was relatively easy to apply, but here are a few tips to help you:
- The flocking fibers will embed themselves in any open pores in your workpiece. I found that out the hard way and, even though I had already finished the box, I ended up with black streaks in the end grain of the plywood. Not super happy about that.
- The undercoat adhesive will get sucked into the grain of the plywood like nobody’s business. Again, I had already finished the inside and outside of the box with spray polyurethane, but the end grain sucked up the adhesive. I should have applied more, because I can still see a little bit of the plys in the plywood through the flocking.
- Wear a dust mask! These fibers get in the air and cannot be good for your lungs.
If I build another bandsaw box, I might try just sanding and finishing the inside of the drawer and box, but we’ll see. The flocking definitely makes the drawer slide in and out much more smoothly.
Hope you enjoyed this build video, the style was a bit different. I got a new camera recently and wanted to mess around with a more cinematic style. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below.