brazialian walnut/greenheart box

  • Advertise with us
Project by boxman posted 03-27-2009 03:42 AM 1629 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used aromatic cedar to frame a wood called greenheart, a wood that comes from south america, the 4 sides i used brazilian walnut & a maple bottom. The corners are mitered & i put 2 sets of dovetail keys on the corners, the top one is purpleheart [ it didn’t show up to clear on this photo ] & the bottom one is yellowheart, brass butt hinges, brass knob & chain inside . I had to make a jig for my table saw to cut the bevel on the top edge of the greenheart lid , i used watco natural danish oil & wipe-on poly, then minwax for the final finish, box measures 7 1/2” X 4” X 4” high. This was a first for this kind of box for me, it was fun to make.

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask,

4 comments so far

View tommot's profile


14 posts in 3353 days

#1 posted 03-27-2009 04:59 AM

fine joint work!!! the maple bottom brings it out good work & God bless Tom

-- tom logan

View Chris's profile


339 posts in 3351 days

#2 posted 03-27-2009 04:36 PM

Very nice looking box, like the keys. The maple bottom does seem to brighten up the box, at least in the photo. I’ll have to remember that.

-- Chris

View a1Jim's profile


117087 posts in 3571 days

#3 posted 03-28-2009 02:26 AM

Nice workmanship creative choice of woods.


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View bigike's profile


4052 posts in 3282 days

#4 posted 03-31-2010 12:28 AM

great work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics