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Tea Box for my Wife

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Project by RoadHogg posted 12-29-2014 07:58 PM 1057 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After looking at a number of beautiful tea boxes on LJ’s, I decided to make one for my wife’s Christmas gift. This is the first thing I’ve ever built from Cherry wood. The box is very simple. The inside partitions and the splines are walnut, the base is baltic birch. The finish is clear shellac. She loved it!

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, ReadWatchDo.com





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Mark Kornell

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#1 posted 12-29-2014 08:01 PM

Very nice, Brad. What are the overall dimensions?

And, is it full of tea yet?

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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RoadHogg

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#2 posted 12-29-2014 08:05 PM

Thanks Mark. I’d have to measure for the dimensions but it’s about 18” wide and 10” deep. About 4” tall overall I’d guess. Yes, I stuffed it full of the tea that was stored loosely in the pantry cabinet.

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang, ReadWatchDo.com

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Boxguy

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#3 posted 12-30-2014 04:19 AM

RH, I like your design and the adjustable dividers are a nice ideas. The cherry should darken with time. The best thing you can do with boxes is to use them to help organize your life. You have several nice shop and home projects posted. They look good. I especially liked your scroll saw table.

If you are interested in more commercial sales you may want to consider a finish that is more durable than shellac. You might think about this technique. This is an idea for dividers that may save you time and space inside your work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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