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« on: August 13, 2007 05:06:23 PM »

So I went to Michaels for like the fourth time this week and bought three wooden boxes that I'm going to use for storage rather then the cardboard boxes I'm using now. I stained them a medium brown color and then went over the atain with a urethane (not sure if this is the right word, I'll have to go out into the garage and double check later) coating. I've already made a cloth lining for the smallest box with little pockets. The medium sized box I've decorated with ribbon. I don't know what to do with the large box though. I'll put up pictures of it if I can but I don't know where the cord for my camera is.

I don't really want to paint the third box because I want it to be a natural wood color (which I've already got through staining it) and I don't really have enough fabric to do another liner.

Also, stain smells... a lot. It's giving me a headache and I only have one of the boxes in my room right now. My whole room smells like stain. Is there anything I can do to lock the smell in or at least tone it down? Otherwise those boxes might have to sit in the garage for a while and air out.

Thanks in advance,

(As a side note I wasn't really sure where this went, please move it is it's in the wrong spot, sorry!)
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007 06:03:59 AM »

What about using wrapping paper/comics/other decorative paper as a lining instead of fabric? I'm not sure what to do about the smell, other than ventilate your room for a while and hope that it only smells because it's been freshly stained.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

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