|Project by Tennessee||posted 01-08-2016 10:20 PM||1097 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a rather traditional bandsaw box with a bit of a twist.
Made for a customer in Colorado, I decided to incorporate a piece of lightly quilted Aspen I scored in a pile of regular plain Aspen in my local Lowe’s. I didn’t know at the time what I would use it for, then this came up and it seemed like a natural. It is on the drawer fronts, and the back of the box.
I laid out all the original walnut drawer fronts on one piece of the quilted aspen so they would seem to be one running grain, so to speak. Then I cut them out and glued them to the drawers, and sanded and finished as usual.
The main front frame piece is old growth Tennessee Walnut, harvested just SE of me in the edge of the Smokie mountains. The inner wood are lesser, mostly oak and I think one layer of sapale. The back is again, the quilted Aspen.
I almost always use some brightly colored wood for the handles, which I epoxy on. In this case, African Paduak.
Mostly, it is a standard box, 14.5” long by 5.25” high, and 5.25” deep.
But for this fellow living in Colorado Springs, he will appreciate the use of Aspen. I sent him pics, and he was thrilled with the use of the aspen, so I guess I guessed right!
As always, if you want, copy it to your hearts content!
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com