|Project by Devin||posted 12-25-2008 03:16 AM||1832 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I made this box as a gift for my mother (shhh, she’ll be opening it on the 27th). It will be used to package a Sake set, but after that she can use it for whatever she likes. Lacewood sides, birds eye maple for the top (and keys and lid stays) and maple ply for the bottom. Although it’s “my own” design, I’m sure the Doug Stowe influence is obvious to everyone ;). I thought the dark patches in the maple would add interest to the lid, but next time I think I’ll stick to more pure maple to contrast the colours between the sides and the top.
Approximately 9×6x3, finished with a couple coats of Danish Oil and three coats of poly.
I still have the other half of the resawn lid, anyone have any ideas how I might make that birds eye, with dark streaks really pop?
Having made one box, I can see how this might become an addiction…can’t wait :)
thanks for looking, Devin.
-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?