Alowood Ebony Box

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Project by Durnik150 posted 05-11-2009 02:40 AM 1842 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was moseying through Rockler one afternoon. I love moseying through any wood store! The more mosey the merrier. Anyway, I saw that they had a custom wood called Alowood. The promo literature said that it was a fast growing replaceable wood that they harvest and use for their “look-alike” woods. Sounds an awful lot like Lyptus to me and the wood worked in the same manner when I was using it.

They have Alowood in several different hues, this one is the Ebony lookalike. It was by no means as dense as heavy but the dark color was all the way through the wood, there were no light or missed spots.

This is a little box based on a Ventura design called Mollusk. I decided to use a 3/4” hole drilled into the back to push the drawer as opposed to trying to fit a pull on the very small drawer front. I flocked the inside with black fibers. The piece is 5” wide, 4 1/2” tall and 4 1/2” deep. A small, fun project.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#1 posted 05-11-2009 02:51 AM

that is a strange wood.. and a good looking box

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#2 posted 05-11-2009 02:58 AM

Uniquely colored box well done

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 11:46 PM

I like the variation of design. I like to place the access point at the rear of the box as it encourages people to feel and realise the fine finish of the timber.

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#4 posted 05-12-2009 01:28 PM

very well excecuted.

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