|Project by Douglas Bordner||posted 2026 days ago||3109 views||8 times favorited||45 comments|
I posted a pen last week, using the lid for this box as a background. This is a Incra joinery double-dovetail valet. It is variation on a theme by Davidtheboxmaker,
one of my favorites here on Lumberjocks. The box is constructed of ribbon Mahogany (more of the donated offcuts from Dennis Zongker – Thanks, Dennis!), bigleaf Maple with secondary accents in Purpleheart. The lid was glued up from tiger Maple and Purpleheart, all butt joints are fixed with saw or router bit kerf mortises and loose tenon splines including the breadboard ends.
Hinges are 5mm barrel hinges. Box is lined with burgundy ultra-suede with a 2mm foam pad backing, so there is a little cushioning beneath the fabric. Finish is shellac and wax. The color of the tiger maple was somewhat lighter and more yellow than the bigleaf, so I glazed the lid with two thin coats of Bartley Pennsylvania Cherry gel stain over a sealcoat of shellac before sealing that with more shellac. I used mahogany colored wax on the lid (Trewax) and clear Renaissance wax on the box. Dimensions are 4˝x 7˝x 9.25˝
Thanks David for the inspiration, and Dennis for materials.
The table runner in the first photo is one of my wife’s creations based on the painting “The Kiss” by Gustave Klimpt.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.