|Project by pillpod||posted 04-26-2015 01:08 PM||3699 views||16 times favorited||18 comments|
These are the last three boxes I’ve made and they’re all original designs.
The first one is walnut with an ash core and handle and maple legs. It stands about 6.5”x9”. The entry cuts were made on the right side of the box. The whole right side was cut out and then glued back in. This lets me achieve square or pointed corners. Finished with danish oil.
The second is walnut with wormy maple legs and handle. The wormy maple was an offcut from a previous wormy maple box I made and fit perfectly here. I used the same method to get the square corners. Finished with danish oil.
This last one was inspired by a really cool house I drove by with my girlfriend. We both really liked it so I tried to make a box that looks like it. The whole thing is solid cherry (which is a waste, I know). The drawer front is made of thin strips of cherry with a few walnut mixed in. It was then glued to the drawer front and shimmed with veneer to line up perfectly with the rest of the box. The legs are solid brass I turned on the lathe. They’re about .9” in diameter. I used cheap acrylic for paint and it turned out ok. I finished the painted portions with a random clear coat and the front with danish oil.
Thanks for looking! Any comments are appreciated!