|Project by NickJonesDesigns||posted 06-20-2014 01:35 AM||3311 views||26 times favorited||16 comments|
This box was designed around a center “secret” drawer which is held in place by a hidden hand forged brass pin which must be removed for the drawer to slide open. The drawer is marked by a carved heart on this box as this item was a wedding gift.
The bottom 2 drawers of the box are divided into several compartments perfect for storing smaller items, while the upper two drawers, on either side of the “secret” drawer, are deep and long to accommodate larger possessions. Space under the lid provides a sixth storage location. All compartments are lined with velvet and the box features solid brass vertex hinges.
The idea behind the “secret” drawer was to create a private space for the married couple to store items of importance to them and their journey together.
I also made a second box out of Walnut and Zebra wood which is now on display at the Design In Wood exhibition at the San Diego County Fair. I will try and post some additional pictures of the Walnut box below.
-- Nick Jones Designs, www.nickjonesdesigns.com