|Project by jswoodworker||posted 06-23-2014 10:52 PM||1245 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I just finished this keepsake box for my wife as a ten year anniversary gift. The box is made from cherry with walnut splined miters. The top is walnut burl veneer with inlay banding and a cherry frame.
I started out making the box itself, using a piece of ply for the bottom. Then I added the walnut splines to the miter joints. Next, I cut the sides at a slight angle, giving the box a more sculpted shape and making the splines appear to be different sizes.
For the top, I attached walnut burl veneer to two sides of a piece of ply. Then routed the edge to accept the inlay and cherry frame. I shaped the frame to complement the box.
I finished the box with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal and a coat of wax. I attached the lid with a brass piano hinge and chain. Then lined the bottom of the box with felt.
You can see more on this and other projects I’ve done at John’s Woodworking Creations on Facebook.