|Project by justgrif||posted 10-27-2015 08:54 PM||814 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is a 13” X 13” box made of white oak with teak lid lift, feet and miter splines, made for a friend with a small pie delivery business. The friend in question has a lot of personal style and does not own a car, only bikes.
This is a simple looking box, but I designed it entirely for its intended application. The wood is white oak to offer some amount of weather resistance and durability. I’ve rounded the corners and eased the other edges to reduce wear and tear. The lid is recessed and flips up. I wanted no outer latch because that would be vulnerable to being torn off, so I’ve secured it with a hidden pair of rare earth magnets. The lid will be further secured by a bungee cord used to attach it to the bike’s rear rack. You can’t see the feet in the picture but they are spaced in such a way as to straddle across the width of most typical rear racks, preventing any lateral movement when the bike hits bumps in the road.
The piece was ammonia fumed for a few hours to pop the grain and give a little extra color. I then applied BLO and wipe-on poly. The only thing I would do differently is get a thick piece of stock for the lid and resaw it down to get a bookmatch.