Pipe Box

By Nicholas J.V. Vanaria in Romeoville, IL.

c.1785 Pipe boxe made from plans from Federal funiture master Rob Milliard.

This box was made from Maple and built using the help of both my young son and daughter.

It was painted using Lamp Black milk paint as an undercoat, and then topped with Brick Red milk paint.

Then, it was sanded through to give it that distressed look.  In some places, I sanded all the way down to the wood, intentionally, to expose the fresh wood.  Then, I applied a coat of Cinnamon dye stain over it to give that fresh wood an aged look underneath it all.

The top coat was then a coat of High Performance Satin finish.

Products Used

  • Lamp Black Milk Paint
  • Brick Red Milk Paint
  • Cinnamon Dye Stain
  • High Performance Satin Top Coat

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