|Project by dickreeves||posted 02-14-2009 04:09 AM||1488 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
I had signed up for a decorative box making class with Doug Stowe last summer. In preperation for the class, Doug suggested bringing along a raw piece of wood that has some special meaning behind it to make boxes out of. I remembered a piece of wood that I found while cleaning out my dad’s garage after he had passed away several years ago (see above). My thoughts were to cut off the bark side, then square them up into nice uniform shapes and sizes to make the sides from it (I suppose that’s the engineer in me).
I’m glad I waited for the class to get Doug’s input. He suggested leaving the bark edge in tact and making them into tops. I was thrilled with the suggestion and was able to get six tops out of the piece of wood. I’m not sure what type of wood it is (walnut of some sort?) and would appreciate any suggestions from y’all. The sides are cherry with splines out of the “mystery” wood. The wooden hinges were made from mahogany.
The boxes where handed out at Christmas to each of my siblings and to mother. That suggestion of using a special piece of wood made it all the more meaningful project for me.