More Desert Boxes
This original Desert Box is made from 3/4” Red oak plywood and trimmed in White oak. The Plexiglas insert/cover is 1/4” and has White oak handles. 50 pounds of sand fills it about half way. I used ball casters to give the sand smooth ride and so the storyteller can maneuver the box with ease.
Another Desert Box (the off-road version!)
Materials are Birch plywood (the Home Center kind) and solid birch edging. The sheet goods from the Home Center are disappointing to say the least. The top veneer is so thin; it is very difficult to achieve the final finish without blowing through it. Slow going with a block plane that levels the edge and in spots the second layer is just beginning to peek through. Very frustrating. Next time, remember--Baltic Birch!