|Project by ruddy||posted 11-20-2015 12:22 AM||2182 views||37 times favorited||35 comments|
I am a fan of much of the Art Deco period and particularly taken by the symmetry of the designs. The Chrysler Building always makes me look twice to admire the detail.
With this box I have inserted a medalion in the lid that was made from beefwood pieces I cut and assembled to form the pattern. I edged each piece with some end grain veneer to get the outline effect. In keeping with the Art Deco theme I have use a classic AD pattern to make the internal trays. The trays are lined with a purple pigskin suede that has a thin layer of foam trapped underneath the assembly. The trays are made from cedar.
The box measures 280 mm x 170 mm x 90 mm high.
The box was made from an old table top and I suspect it may be a mahogany. It has a beautiful close grain and was finished with a burnishing oil. The final finish is silky smooth which is ideal for such a tactile shaped box.
-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'