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Project by kiefer posted 09-10-2015 10:49 PM 3262 views 28 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest box design the third in this series starting with the proto type followed with
This one has a seven degree slope to the box body and this design had me thinking for a bit on how to make a tray and ledger to support it . The answer was simple in the end and the solution also made the lid design simpler .
I designed a tray with a rim at the top so it would be suspended from the top rim of the box and this also provided a shadow line recess when the lid is placed on the box giving the lid a floating look ,the lid bottom has been reduced to fit slightly loose into the tray .
The materials used are hickory for the box body and American walnut for the lid and Peruvian walnut for the corner splines .The box bottom and tray are lined with a rich dark brown cloth sewn to poster board backing and a matching design handle completes the tray . The box size is 9”W x 6”D x3 3/4”H and has been finished with a oil and wax .
I hope you enjoy and comments and questions are always welcome .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 09-10-2015 10:56 PM

Wow, when this page opened and I first glanced at the top picture, I thought it was some kind of ultra-modern BUILDING !

This box is Beautiful … with a CAPITAL B

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#2 posted 09-10-2015 11:20 PM

A very handsome piece Klaus. Too nice to call it just a box so I won’t!. I cant’ wait to see what you do next to trump this one! Nicely done!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 09-10-2015 11:27 PM

Nice design feature with the tray and top.

I like it,

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#4 posted 09-10-2015 11:52 PM

Another very innovative design. You have come up with a LOT of ways to use that ‘diamond cutting’ jig (all cool!).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 09-11-2015 12:01 AM

Way to take a design and run with it.

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#6 posted 09-11-2015 12:42 AM


Your engineer self is showing. Nice crisp lines and subtle tones. Many furniture pieces come from architecture is there any architecture that inspired this? Or?

What are the differences between Peruvian and American walnut?

Nice box and presentation!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 09-11-2015 02:09 AM

Wow, that’s really nice!

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#8 posted 09-11-2015 02:12 AM

your creativity is awesome. Wish I had a tenth of your eye for design.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#9 posted 09-11-2015 02:26 AM

Great design and fantastic finished box, Klaus. Your creativity shines!

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#10 posted 09-11-2015 02:31 AM

Great looking box. The angled sides create a real nice look.

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#11 posted 09-11-2015 02:32 AM

Great job, these are so cool and well thought out. Home Run

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 09-11-2015 02:58 AM

Hi Klaus. Your designing efforts keep getting better. I had been thinking of a box with a slope similar to yours, only sloping out at the top. I will be using some of these ideas for a build coming up. Great work with the tray and the fitted lid.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 09-11-2015 03:10 AM

Very cool design

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#14 posted 09-11-2015 03:21 AM

Another winer… Great job Klaus

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#15 posted 09-11-2015 03:34 AM

Thanks for the comments and they are much appreciated .
I am having fun with this design and will play with it further incorporating some other design elements .

Thanks Joe
A building looking like this would also be exciting .

Thanks Tony
Go ahead and call it a box if you like and the next one is started so wait for it .

Thanks Steve
Yes the tray idea worked out well leaving the lower part without any obstruction .

Thanks Andy
I am happy you like this box design .

Thanks Quicksilver
Yes I will run with this for a bit longer and there is more to come .

Thanks Thomas
No architectural inspiration it just popped into my head and jumped of the saw .LOL
Peruvian walnut is different in colour and texture and is also called different names .
Take a look here
it will explain it much better then I could other then I love the wood .

Thanks HuckD
Glad you like it .

Thanks John
Appreciate you kind comment but don’t sell yourself short that is a mistake .

Thanks Drew
I hope it keeps on shining but some days it just rains .

Thanks Peter
Yes the sloped sides gave a nice character to the box and I will use it on another I am sure .

Thanks Ken
I hope it’s a home run at our annual woodworkers guild show .

Thanks Dave
I had a look at the reverse slope design by turning the box upside down and placing the lid on the feet and it does look good so good luck with your box it should turn out nice .

Thanks Jim
I always appreciate you looking in .

Thanks rustynails
Looks like this box design is well liked and I appreciate your comment .

-- Kiefer

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