|Project by I_like_meats||posted 01-14-2016 06:14 PM||1962 views||4 times favorited||27 comments|
This is my first woodworking project. There are lots of flaws but I figured I would show it here since I got ideas from so many of you. The sides are poplar, with red oak keys in the joints. I also used red oak for the lining on the inside as well as the tray. The top is walnut burl veneer surrounded by ebony stringing and maple veneer. Took me ~37 hours total to make this and about $230 since I had to buy some tools as well as the wood. I used woodcraft side rail hinges that stop at 95 degrees. A simple blue felt was used for the bottom and tray. The initials are branded into the wood, and I finished it with a simple aerosol shellack. I experimented with BLO and poly but the burl just got too dark so I stuck with shellack. I followed the video series “advanced box making techniques” on YouTube pretty closely, but no plans other than that. Criticism is very welcome, I’ll definitely continue in this hobby as I’m only 18 and have a lot to learn.