|Project by PDK||posted 12-30-2014 01:25 AM||1302 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
I created a series of rather simple boxes for the holidays. The first three here are what I call “slide-top boxes” (some may call them pencil boxes), and measure roughly 7.5” by 4”. In an effort to personalize each of the 3 boxes, they were done with different joinery: through dovetails, half-blind dovetails, and box joint. In addition to different tab shapes, I incorporated different wood combinations using curly maple, walnut, mahogany, and wenge. Finally, I put each of the nieces’ initials on the inside of the box as to not ruin the aesthetics, but personalize them beyond the wood selection and joinery. I rounded the corners and edges to make them teen and child-friendly. Plus, I kind of like the look of dovetails that have been rounded over – provides an illusion of a longer joint. They were finished in tung oil and a few coats of wipe-on poly.
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