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Project by Mike Shea posted 2627 days ago 1997 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my most recent project and it was a ball of fun to work on. i had yet to incorporate drawers in any of my boxes so i thought it would be a great opurtunity. its made with curly maple and honduras mahogany. the very top is made of cherry. dont ask me how i got the legs atached to the box because that was not fun. haha. i put a small V groove on the inside of the leg to fit snug on each corner of the box. i am sure thiere were beter ways to atatch it but thats all i could think of at the time. i reinforced the joint with screws from the inside of the carcase because i was concearned that the glue joint just wasnt suficient enough to hold. the drawers run in and out on a sliding dado. each drawer will be lined with velvetine. i used boiled linseed oil and a coat or two of paste wax to give it a dull sheen. this as well as most of my other boxes will be taken to a craft fair some time this year. if they do well enough is the question? i am having a bit of a pickle in deciding what i will price these boxes at. any help would be great. i just dont have the slightest clue.

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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#1 posted 2627 days ago

Another great box. Here is some discussion on pricing your work.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 2627 days ago

very creative design

and I don’t want to talk about attaching legs :(

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 2627 days ago

Really beautiful. I really like the lines of this.

-- Chelle

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Bob Babcock

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#4 posted 2627 days ago

Very nice Mike. You have a great eye for design.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2627 days ago

What unique design, you should get a good price for a one of kind piece of art like that.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 2627 days ago

It caught my eye!

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#7 posted 2627 days ago

Very striking!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 2627 days ago

Excellent piece. I really like the design and wood that you used. My son liked it so much he wants me to build him one. ;^D

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 2621 days ago

Now that is some kinda design. I have never seen anything like it. It is very nice…. Love the finish.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 2599 days ago


All your boxes look great and are fine art show work. For pricing, I can only recommend extensive internet searching, going to high end furniture sellers, and attending the fine art shows.

I enjoy attending the shows and reviewing the woodworking. The pricing seems to range from expensive to outrageous. But it must sell, because most of the sellers are there each year. For any business, the seller must know what the competition is selling at and adjust the selling price for intended profit.

Good luck. Your work is impressive and worth fine art show pricing

-- WaywardHoosier - Behind schedule and over budget, but who's counting? Well of course she is!

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#11 posted 2566 days ago

Absolutely amazing woodworking Mike.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#12 posted 2563 days ago

I didn’t miss this box when it first appeared, but I must confess the unusual nature of the design took some time to grow on me. I’ve visited this project about four times m=now and each time I like it more.

I always admire anyone who has the courage to push design boundaries – something I don’t do (I’m a design coward).

Thanks for posting this project, Mike. Oh, by the way, I just love small wooden boxes!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#13 posted 1415 days ago

I like the box design very much and might emulate it someday when my skills advance. Very impressive.


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