|Project by croquetman||posted 12-02-2014 04:59 PM||1077 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Latest box in walnut and boxwood. I made this box specifically to be auctioned off in March for the benefit of the Boys and Girls Club of Orange. It’s pretty much a similar design that I’ve used fairly successfully in the past. mitered corners, mitered top with inlay, drawers that are mitered into the sides. What makes this box unique is the wood. I was given the walnut by a friend who had cut the tree down and it was sitting in her yard needing disposal. I cut many boards from the tree and took some logs home as well. So far this wood has been used for several projects including a nice bench I made for this kind friend for her 50th wedding anniversary. The light wood is also from her farm. It is remarkably, American Boxwood. Her husband arrived one day with this odd looking log in hand. “Can you use this?” It was gnarly, but I figured I would lay the log aside and maybe one day cut into it and see what I could see. Remarkable color is what I found. So the egg crates, drawer handles, and the lid all feature this American Boxwood. Keep in mind that boxwood is a shrub. The fact that I had 4” logs speaks to the age of the wood. I hope the fact that the wood is local and from a fairly famous Orange County property, will help it bring a premium at the auction. In any case, it is done and the shop is cleared for the next project.