|Project by sras||posted 06-14-2015 08:32 PM||1233 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
This project is for a gift exchange between my brother, sister-in-law and my wife & myself.
One requirement is that the gift is handmade (at least mostly). Another is that it follow a theme. These are drawn from an idea box after the previous gifts are exchanged. For this gift, the theme was “Something with an R” (for our last name).
After I came up with this idea, I liked it so much – I made two! Since we both have 3 children, we have 5 first initials and the “R” makes the 6th one.
6 initials and 6 faces on a box work, but I had to come up with a stand to display all six sides. (actually I made 2 stand designs – the alternate is in the last picture)
The other trick was how to open a box when it is displayed like this. That is where the 3 sided lid came into being.
The materials are:
Box Outer Face – Yellowheart
Trim – Bloodwood
Box Inner face – Sycamore
Letter Inlay – Wenge
Stand – Walnut
Alternate Stand – Wenge
The box is 4 1/4 inches on a side and about 8 inches tall on the stand. The finish is 2 coats of sanding sealer followed by 4 coats of water based polyurethane.
I put together a blog on the build process as well.
If anyone has any questions, I’ll be happy to provide more details.
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive