Jewelry box in Walnut and American Boxwood

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Project by croquetman posted 12-02-2014 04:59 PM 1208 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Whatever

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#1 posted 12-02-2014 05:58 PM

Great box! I’m doing a very similar design for my wife. Seeing yours completed has helped me decide on some design questions I still had. Thanks!

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 06:04 PM

That turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 06:11 PM

Very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-03-2014 11:02 AM

Very nicely done!

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#5 posted 12-06-2014 01:17 PM

Super nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 12-07-2014 03:58 AM

Very nice looking box. I hope it raises a lot of money. I take it your from Orange Texas. I’m down below you in Seadrift. Have a Merry Christmas!!!

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#7 posted 12-07-2014 01:46 PM


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