|Project by Ottacat||posted 10-23-2015 05:28 PM||1137 views||9 times favorited||11 comments|
This was a fun project to build. I based it off the Humidor project in the Wood Whisperer Guild. The trays were laid out by my girlfriend and built with help from a video by Steve Ramsey / Woodworking for Mere Mortals.
Veneer is from two sheets of maple burl. Using two sheets allowed me to put the burl on both the inside and outside of the lid as well as make the sides and front/back matches of each other. Instead of bookmatching I centred a dramatic section of the burl. The substrate for the top is 1/2” MDF. The substrate for the sides is African mahogany. The bottom is solid mahogany cut undersized and glued in the centre of the grooves to allow for wood movement.
The accent wood on the box and the for the trays is wenge. The tray bottoms are 6mm baltic birch ply.
The hinges were from smartBoxmaker.com – these are really beautiful, elegant hinges that are also very straightforward to install.
Finish was tung oil sealer from Lee Valley and then a few coats of gloss Arm-R-Seal.