|Project by Rob||posted 03-09-2009 09:50 PM||2482 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Or I guess you could call it a “valet”, but isn’t that French? I think we need an English term for this kind of thing. A man needs a place to put his things and it sure isn’t going to be called a jewellery box!
Anyway, this is my first box. I made several mistakes and learned a lot and have a new respect for box makers. I always thought they were so simple; I mean, they look so simple don’t they? I was surprised at how much time you can put in to something like this.
I think it takes me longer than most because I still have to hand plane my stock.
It’s all made from pieces I had around. The top is a cherry panel framed in beech. The base is ash. The panel was my first mistake. It’s all glued up with no room for movement. I won’t bore you with the rest of my errors; I’ll just keep them secret.
The inside is lined with fake suede. I used Gary K’s method of spray adhering it to thin cardboard. The fourth pic shows how the inner pieces are removable so that the liner can be removed and cleaned. I finished with shellac.
Thanks for looking; all comments/critisims are welcome.