Striped Taffy Bureau-Yellowheart and Bloodwood

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Project by Durnik150 posted 06-03-2009 04:29 AM 1734 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After I had a pretty good handle on how to make the bandsaw boxes (yes TopomaxSurvivor another bandsaw box) I wanted to experiment a little bit with color layers and brighter colors.

I laminated four layers of Yellowheart with three stripes of Bloodwood and got a very vivid result. The colors stayed bright and the box was a little bit of a diversion from the more sedate browns of walnut, etc.

I added simple brass pulls and flocked the inside with wine fibers. I keep forgetting how bright the Yellowheart is until I use it again. There have been discussions about Purpleheart and Padaul browning over time. Does anyone know if the brightness of Yellowheart fades or changes?

The dimensions on this box are about 9” wide, 5” tall, and 5 1/2” deep. This one has a semi-gloss poly finish since I wanted the yellowheart to glow instead of the finish.

Thanks for taking a look.

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

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#1 posted 06-03-2009 04:30 AM

Nice box super yellowheart smooooooth looking good job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 06-03-2009 04:50 AM

Love the design of this one and the wood combination. Well done.

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#3 posted 06-03-2009 05:35 AM

Yup, you are good at them. They all look great.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 06-03-2009 05:44 AM

Great looking box, love the stripes

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 06-03-2009 03:42 PM

I love this one! Topamax is right all your boxes are awesome.

-- Larry , Colorado

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#6 posted 06-03-2009 05:01 PM

Cool box… I have a question on the flocking….. are you using the flocking stuff that you pump onto the box with a tube thing or is it the sheets of felt stuff that you have to cut and stick on the inside of the box??? I have used the sheet of felt and its a pain so I wanted some incite into the tube stuff…....

-- Hrolfr

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#7 posted 06-03-2009 09:34 PM

The stuff I use is fibers you pump into the drawer. You coat the inside of the drawer with a matching glue and then you put the fibers in the tube. You pump them into the drawer by sending them airborne with the tube. They stick to the adhesive and form the lining. It’s a little messy but there are ways to minimize the amount of airborne fibers so that they aren’t too obnoxious. You let the drawer sit and once the adhesive dries, the fibers are permanently bonded to the drawer.
Pretty spiffy system overall and a little goes a long way. I’ve lined over 100 drawers of various colors and I still have a ton of stock to keep working with.

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

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