Bread box

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Project by JuniorJoiner posted 1891 days ago 2757 views 12 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bread box I just completed.
It is a gift that was requested by a friends eldest daughter for her wedding.
The breadbox is made from western maple, with quilted western maple(from the same tree) for the door panel. the drawer is made from clear yellow cedar, with a birch bottom, and a birds eye maple kerfed block to hold knives. the back is a raised pine panel from a single board.

The carcass is constructed with through dovetails. as well as threw wedged tenons(diagonal wedges).
I had initially used walnut wedges, but when I applied finished, the end grain walnut caused problems, so i replaced the walnut wedges with rosewood wedges.(getting the old ones out was quite difficult)

This was a fun project, that i used as a experiment to try different techniques for some of the joinery than i normally would. all the joints were cut with hand tools, as well as was most of the stock preparation.

guess i will start planning the next one.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#1 posted 1891 days ago

This is certainly not your run-of-the mill breadbox. You have a nice selection of woods in this piece that work well together and I especially like the look that the maple panel gives. You have put a number of details into the piece that add a lot of interest to the piece. I particularly like the knife drawer that you added.

Nice job. I am sure that this will be well received.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 1891 days ago

Nice bread box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 1891 days ago

Really well done!

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

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#4 posted 1891 days ago

Cool joinery and I admire the knife drawer. One of the best decorative uses of wedged tenons I’ve seen.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 1731 days ago

Really nice bread box. Love the contrast of the wood. and the drawer for the bread knife.

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#6 posted 1694 days ago

That is inspiring, beautiful and deserves much praise. Well done.

-- Bennett; If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electical problem

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#7 posted 780 days ago

The detail you put into this breadbox is awesome, great job!

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