Birthday gift box

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Project by RS Woodworks posted 07-07-2009 11:50 AM 1588 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box for my stepmother on her 60th birthday.
The wood is highly figured birds eye maple, with red meranti.
The leg design is borrowed from another project I did (see Jewelry box), the handle is my own design.
The finish is BLO and wipe on poly.
I used small rare earth magnets to hold the lid in place. In hind-sight, I would have hidden those, or used another method.

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#1 posted 07-07-2009 12:07 PM

That is some beautiful maple! Nice choice of woods,they compliment each other nicely.I really like your design and finish.

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 01:05 PM

Nice design.

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#3 posted 07-07-2009 01:06 PM

Nicely done!

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 01:09 PM

Beautiful box. Love that wood.

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#5 posted 07-07-2009 01:11 PM

Another great box!

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#6 posted 07-07-2009 02:41 PM


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#7 posted 07-07-2009 02:44 PM

very nice box, love that wood!!

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#8 posted 07-09-2009 04:10 AM

Boom bam wow very cool box great design and wonderful wood.

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#9 posted 07-28-2009 07:40 PM


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#10 posted 03-11-2010 06:03 AM

very nice box!

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