|Project by mauipapa||posted 08-10-2014 04:28 AM||1651 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This box is made from three different wood species, but I’m only sure of one. The frame around the lid is mahogany, as are the sides and bottom. When I was building the box, I used a board I found, which seemed to be an old door footing. As soon as I set my Stanley #4 to task, peeling back years of exposure, I was convinced that I had found some mahogany. The board wasn’t long enough for my box project, but I already had a bit of mahogany on hand. I didn’t think for a moment that the found wood and my mahogany would be an exact match, but they looked darn close… that is until I amonia fumed the box! As you can see, the front (and back) of the box is much darker than the mahogany sides. The center of the lid is also a found piece, and I have no idea what species it is. Ammonia fuming darkened this piece too, which was red-ish in color.
I’m still deciding if I like the end result of this box or not. I think I like it, but it’s hard getting past the original image I had in mind. The box measures 11×6 and is 4.5 inches deep.
-- W. Muse, Maui Hawaii