|Project by ruddy||posted 02-07-2015 05:57 AM||1763 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
This box is my first commission…...One of my Grandaughters asked me to make her a box to store theatre programs and other stuff that 17 year olds collect. No cash is involved but I am sure it is worth every cent for both commissioner and commissionee! I know I am more than satisfied with my half of the deal.
The box is made from Black Bean and the accents are all rock maple. I do like the look of edges that contrast and here they compliment to some extent the corner feathers.
The lid inset is Birds Eye Maple veneer on the outside and a Belgium Elm veneer on the inside. I had the lid inset laser engraved prior to assembly to personalise the box.
I used brass lid stays that are morticed into the base and for a box this size they take all the stress when the lid is opened so this should always maintain the integrity of the brass hinges.
I decided to feature a pen/pencil compartment into the tray and inlayed my Grandaughters initials into the Black Bean lid. The box and tray are lined with a pig skin suede.
The box measures 380 mm x 285 mm x 150 mm high.
-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'