|Project by CanadaJeff||posted 06-11-2009 03:09 AM||1834 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
I have a family member who is a tea drinker and going through a pretty stressful time at the moment. I’m currently into making boxes so I thought a nice tea box filled with her favourite tea would be a relaxing cure!
This is a box that expanded my woodworking repertoire just a little more. It’s the first time I started designing details into the project myself with the oak curve (a lesson in learning about French curves) and a rudimentary attempt a steam bending to bend the Oak without breaking it.
The box itself is made of walnut sides and lid, with the curve on the lid and the dividers in the box made of Red Oak. The floating bottom is made of 1/4 inch Baltic Birch Ply. The hardware is two decorative stop hinges from Lee Valley, and a 1/8 inch magnet as a lid catch (I recently posted about my experiences on this magnet on the forum). The finish is an Oil based Poly.
Comments and critiques are appreciated.