"Floating" Zebrawood Box

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Project by Andrew posted 07-25-2014 05:28 PM 1477 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off, thanks to RS Woodworks for his awesome design.

This is a jewelery box made of zebrawood and ebony. The ebony was made from 8 pen blanks. The long stretchers on the bottom are two pen blanks connected on their end grain with a dowel.

Small box, about 4.5” x 7” x 4” tall. The top and bottom were made of 1/4” mdf, covered with shop-made zebrawood veneer.

Thanks for looking!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#1 posted 07-25-2014 05:35 PM

Wonderful design and build both inside and outside.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 07-25-2014 06:07 PM

Nice. I like it a lot. Very innovative, but balanced design. Nice choice of woods and the interior works well.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 07-25-2014 07:57 PM

Looks great! In the photo it looks huge…......

-- Dreaming patterns

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 12:01 AM

That’s a nice looking box! I like the floating design, and how you used a spline from the box to attach it to the legs!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 07-26-2014 12:14 AM

Great looking box Andrew .Wood choice is great zebra wood one of my favorite woods .

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#6 posted 07-26-2014 04:21 AM

great looking box. nice design and a great combination of woods. I’ve got some zebra wood set aside for some future box projects and will certainly keep your box in mind as inspiration.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 07-26-2014 01:08 PM

Nice build Roger.
I really like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 07-26-2014 02:25 PM

Quite interesting and unique floating design. Ilike the choise of woods (their colours).

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 07-26-2014 04:55 PM

Andrew, this is a real nice design and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 07-26-2014 08:11 PM

Thanks all! I appreciate all the kind words!

The design credit definitely goes to RS Woodworks.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#11 posted 07-26-2014 09:26 PM

Love how the box rests on the cradel, almost like you could pick it up and carry it away

-- Norman

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