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Project by kiefer posted 11-18-2014 05:42 PM 2841 views 29 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is finally of my bench and on my dresser after a couple of month of looking at it and figuring out what it wanted to be . it started out with a deco design in mind but I just couldn’t make it work in this configuration so I just let it sit there .
It is made from a nicely figured piece of jatoba for the lid panel that caught my eye and tamarac which is a local wood that I just love .
As you can see from the picture it has several compartments and trays that should make it possible to store just about anything in this .
The interior is lined with a dark brown material and the tray lifts are a black cord .
Dim.are 16’W x10”D x5”H
The finish is BLO and a coat of bees wax to give it that beautiful smell .
Comments good or bad are always welcome .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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#1 posted 11-18-2014 05:53 PM

Very, very nice Klaus! I really like this one a lot. The oriental influence is especially effective and well designed. The choice of woods works here in a completely complementary way. The inside, and removable central tray are delightful. My compliments.
Roger

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

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#2 posted 11-18-2014 06:01 PM

The only bad comment I have to say about it is that it’s bad to the bone :) Nicely done Klaus

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#3 posted 11-18-2014 06:02 PM

Real nice. I like it a lot. You can see both the skill it took to build and design. Time well spent.

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#4 posted 11-18-2014 06:04 PM

Klaus,

It is great, and better than Deco ( and I like the intricacies of Deco). It’s Kiefer! LOL! Love the movement in the horizontal planes, and that it floats gently!

Looks like your box jig is becoming an everyday tool?

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#5 posted 11-18-2014 06:24 PM

Love the style!

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#6 posted 11-18-2014 06:30 PM

Awesome!

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#7 posted 11-18-2014 06:40 PM

great shape and balance maybe nuvo deco?

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#8 posted 11-18-2014 06:44 PM

Nicely done! Great creativity.

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#9 posted 11-18-2014 06:49 PM

Very impressive!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#10 posted 11-18-2014 06:54 PM

Dang you do nice work. I love it.
Lots of little details make this a delight to look at.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 11-18-2014 06:54 PM

Very nice work, I dig it.

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#12 posted 11-18-2014 07:10 PM

Sweet valet, Klaus!!

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#13 posted 11-18-2014 07:11 PM

your work & designs always impress

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#14 posted 11-18-2014 07:22 PM

Klaus,

I really like the light feeling this box has. The lines just flow. The wood tones just flow. The accent pieces blend and pop. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing. ... and I too really enjoy Jatoba.

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#15 posted 11-18-2014 08:24 PM

Awesome out of the box!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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