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This box was a derivation of an old Shaker design I saw in a design book. I was looking for varied designs for the band saw and found an old out of print book with some great designs, many of them based on Shaker accessories. I can’t remember the exact name of the book (I’m at work) but the author was Crabb. Worth a look if you can find it.

There really isn’t a front to this box. You can have it face whatever direction you want and it will look and work fine. As usual, Zebrawood can be a little finicky if you don’t take your time with it. It likes to splinter. An antiqued looking brass band pull was added to the top and blends well with the browns, golds and blacks of the wood.

The box is about 8” wide, 4” deep and about 5” tall with the handle. Zebrawood is also very thirsty so it took several coats of poly to get a uniform finish. I flocked below the rabbet line on the interior.

Thanks for taking a look!

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





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1864 days ago

Great looking box. I love the shape!

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 1864 days ago

WOW, that’s a nice one Charlie!!

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

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1864 days ago

Super box very cool design and well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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blockhead

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#4 posted 1864 days ago

Beautiful box Charles. The zebrawood and design are both very cool. Thanks for sharing!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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savannah505

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#5 posted 1864 days ago

Very nice looking box, really glows.

-- Dan Wiggins

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degoose

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#6 posted 1864 days ago

Very fluid in design, I like this one.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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bowyer

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#7 posted 1864 days ago

Beautiful wood, beautiful bax, great job

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 1863 days ago

Nice box. I really like Zebrawood. Unique design—————- Keep up the good work!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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