Ok, so a while ago while I had my finger joint set up set up, I made a bunch of boxes. A few of them never got done as I could not decide what to do for the lids. My recent Louis cube box was one of them. Here is the last of them…
Some awesome spalted figured maple. This was supposed to be violin necks… but the luthier tossed it for obvious reasons… (insert giant smiley face here)
I am trying to get everything that I have on the go done. This box is getting a lid I the next few days.. just not sure what its going to be. That’s where you all come in. I would like your opinions. Here are my selected choices as of right now..
I could make a panel out of this quilted maple.
Quilted maple veneer
Walnut burl veneer
Or.. my only piece of masur birch veneer
I also have a pretty large selection of various veneers that could work, if there is one species that you think could work.
One last option would be to make a marquetry or parquetry panel, but I ruled those out as I thought it could ruin the look of the wood, or the wood ruin the panel.
I also have some spalted figured maple that I got from a pallet recently.. just thought I would take a picture of and share.
Oh… an No, sending it to you so it’s your problem is not an option. I was raised old school, and I face my problems and deal with them like a man.