|Project by dreadhead||posted 06-18-2009 10:09 PM||3317 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
This is a small coffin case I made for a blown glass piece, although it would comfortably fit a mouse. This is the first box I have attempted, and it was also my first time using veneers, I learned so much making this piece. The main structure is made from 1/8th birch ply, veneered with a burl wood (not to sure what species) The the box is trimmed in walnut. There is a border of paduk veneer around the edge, to transition the colors of the wood to the fabric, and it also leaves a thin orange stripe where the two halves meet. As far as the hinges go, all I could find at my local woodcraft where little square brass hinges. The square hinges did not look right when I mounted them, so filed them into a more organic shape. There are 9 cushions inside, to comfort the piece. They are made out of a crushed velvet fabric wrapped over some medium density foam, secured to a thin piece of illustration board. the box is finished with a spray lacquer.
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-- - Marco