|Project by waffles||posted 06-02-2014 03:41 PM||1147 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
My good friends were getting married and I had seen a box at a previous wedding where the attendees would drop notes in it with comments/advice to the couple over the course of the reception. I wanted to build something very unique to match the individuals getting married, because they deserved something that I have never seen before. I love it when there is more going on than meets the eye so I used miter joints that I then covered with bloodwood, then for the top I recessed a piece of curly maple into the box and then split the two halves on the table saw. The coolest part in my opinion is the corners on the top which happened entirely by accident, I was putting the chamfer on the top with the router table, stopping short to avoid tearout with the plan of going back with a sharp chisel to knock them down, I took a step back and decided it was a beautiful accident and finessed the corners to symmetry. For the finish I pore filled the lacewood and popped the tiger maple with some shellac/vintage maple transtint (kudos to Marc for the know how). I then followed up with some arm-r-seal followed by arm-r-seal satin. It turned out pretty nice, as with every project a step forward is taken in the journey of woodworking, but more steps are then added (you improve but realize other areas that can be improved).