Red Pagoda

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Project by bibb posted 2130 days ago 4302 views 14 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this great piece of quilted maple and wanted to experiment with a three step dye process like the guitar builders do. The colors seemed to have an Asian feel so I came up with this prototype for a jewelry box based on a Chinese pagoda.
Think I’ll do another of these, larger with two drawers.

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at

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#1 posted 2130 days ago

I must say, you really made that maple “POP.”

Now, what is the process you used?


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#2 posted 2130 days ago

That color really brought out the figure!! Kerux said it. It really “POPPED”. I’m interested in the products and process as well.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#3 posted 2130 days ago

Great design with an awesome finish. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 2130 days ago

W O W !!!!! This is remarkable : ) The figure is incredible !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 2130 days ago

Very sweet, I am also interested in how you finished this. Have you ever heard of pigeon blood? It is a color found on a lot of chinese pottery, from awhile back. I haven’t seen it in a long time, but this reminds me of the brilliance it has.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 2130 days ago

Very nice, that finish is something else.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 2130 days ago

Stunning box, quite charming design and finish. Well done.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 2130 days ago

Great wood and a wonderful finish.


-- I will not preach, nor will I be silent.

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#9 posted 2130 days ago

bibb- That’s awesome… simply beautiful. You need to show us a blog on the process that you used.

I love that color combination… well done!!

Hey, also- Welcome To LumberJocks!!


-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#10 posted 2130 days ago

You dye, I die. Beautiful. Amazing effect and great design.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 2130 days ago

beautiful wood, i have never seen anyone dye wood like that before and great design. Well done.


-- Woody, UK

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#12 posted 2130 days ago

I agree with the others, the color is stunning! It is surprisingly deep and seems saturated throughout the wood to give it a depth not seen in most stains. Very cool!

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#13 posted 2130 days ago

Awesome, did you use the RIT dye or is there another write-up or link that details the dye job?

-- Rich, WNY,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 2130 days ago

A very unique look, & beautiful creation.

Check out this video, of a pagoda box cover.

On wood magazine.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#15 posted 2130 days ago

Spectacular quilting, and I love what you did with the color.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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