|Project by Durnik150||posted 1477 days ago||749 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a band saw box of my own design. I created two designs at the same time. The first was called Diversion and this one was called Inversion. For some reason I decided to build this one first.
I had come across some 3/8 maple at the HD that had this wonderful spalting pattern. I wanted to display it on the outside of a box but didn’t have enough maple to do so. I decided to laminate a block with extra pieces I had in the shop. The center two layers are Canary wood. The next two outer layers are Purpleheart. These layers were sandwiched by the 3/8 Maple I wanted to show off.
The design and the woods surpassed my expectations! The Canary wood in the middle displayed an almost inlay look that you can see in the last picture.The maple is fairly muted on the front but since drawers disrupt the face, I wanted the spalt on the back. As you can see, the back displays the figure of the maple and the wonderful greys and blacks of the spalt.
After a coat of natural stain I utilized several layers of thinned polyurethane. I used 0000 steel wool in between coats to help smooth out the finish. The hardware is home center stock.
Overall, I am very happy with this piece. Now I need to make the Diversion box to compliment it.
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO