|Project by mauibob||posted 11-19-2015 03:36 PM||990 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
I had a stash of claro walnut that I had always wanted to do something with, and with Christmas nearly around the corner, I thought of cranking out a few small marquetry boxes. These are 2 of the 4 that I made with the same flower design – the other 2 have a quilted maple background instead of the burl walnut seen on these boxes.
I also wanted to experiment with colored veneers, and I found the dyed koto to produce some knockout contrast, particularly against the burl.
The boxes themselves are made of claro, trays are made of maple with simple dovetail construction and with Japanese washi paper (my perennial favorite) for the linings. Finish is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal clear base followed by 4 layers of satin, lightly sanded between coats.
-- Bob, Potomac, MD