|Project by Woodbridge||posted 12-18-2015 06:45 PM||1611 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
I have made a few of these basket weave boxes that feature a parquetry basket weave pattern made from veneer.
Earlier this year I was thrilled when WOOD magazine accepted my article proposal on creating a basket weave panel that can be used to dress up your box project. The article, which appears in the current edition (Dec 2015/January 2016) provides step by step instructions on how to create the basket weave design. I made two panels for the article using cherry and black dyed veneers.
The first panel was glued (with liquid hide glue) to 1/2” plywood base and incorporated into a veneer over 1/2” plywood box. The second panel was glued to a 1/4” base and incorporated as a floating panel into a solid walnut box. I used my knock down bottle jack veneer press during the glue-up.
Since I mainly build chairs I don’t get a lot of opportunity to cut dovetails. For the walnut box I thought I would take the opportunity practice some hand cut dovetails.
Both boxes include a small sliding tray made from shop scraps.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario