|Project by scopemonkey||posted 07-26-2007 08:58 PM||2746 views||5 times favorited||20 comments|
We remodeled our kitchen and had new maple cabinets installed by a local cabinet maker (I would have loved to do it myself, but we needed to get it done sometime this century….). I was constantly going through the construction site dumpster and picking up the scraps and found a piece of quarter inch maple ply that had a beautiful birds eye pattern on one side. I couldn’t let that go to the land fill. I also had a piece of walnut scrap I got from a friend too small to be useful to him. Well, I thought this would be a good time to practice some resawing and make a mitered box with the grain flowing around all 4 corners. I supported the miters with dovetail maple splines and used the birds eye ply for the top. Finish is just pure tung oil.
-- GSY from N. Idaho