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Box, beech, wenge

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Project by Thomas posted 01-19-2016 07:50 PM 1250 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first try on making a box, I had some beech plywood and some reclaimed wengé floorboards. I just started without a plan and this is what came out; it was really great fun!
I think the plywood pattern combined with the rounded top and the contrasting colors have a slight art deco touch.
The wenge is dirty stuff to work with lot of small splinters but once sanded and finished it’s very beautiful.
I finished this box with polyurethane lacker which works well for the plywood.





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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 01-19-2016 11:01 PM

Very nice, ply and wenge, great first box.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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leafherder

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#2 posted 01-20-2016 12:03 AM

Wow! another great job and on your first attempt with no plans – VERY IMPRESSIVE! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 01-20-2016 05:59 AM

Beautiful and inspiring!

-- Sean Hollick ~ http://mrhollickwoodworking.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 01-20-2016 07:12 AM

I allways thought of ply as a construction timber – never guessed it could be made pretty – nice one!

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#5 posted 01-20-2016 01:34 PM

Dare I say this is a very handsome box. Looks great with the very clean lines.
The only thing I may have changed was to miter the corners. All of the horizontal lines draw your eyes across the box except when viewed from the side where the vertical ply lines show and interrupt that smooth flow.
Still a very sleek looking design.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 01-20-2016 05:03 PM

I like the contrast and the box turned out wonderfully. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Thomas

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#7 posted 01-20-2016 06:02 PM



Wow! another great job and on your first attempt with no plans – VERY IMPRESSIVE! Welcome to Lumberjocks.

- leafherder


Hi again leafherder thanks for the wow but I am not a complete stranger, thru my watchmakers background and years of playing around with aircraft components and DIY know how to use my tools only the woodworking is a (great) new direction.
But It is very rewarding when other people like what you do an maybe get inspired by that, like I am by what you guys do.

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Thomas

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#8 posted 01-20-2016 06:12 PM



Dare I say this is a very handsome box. Looks great with the very clean lines.
The only thing I may have changed was to miter the corners. All of the horizontal lines draw your eyes across the box except when viewed from the side where the vertical ply lines show and interrupt that smooth flow.
Still a very sleek looking design.
Well done.

- ohwoodeye


Hi thanks for commenting my ply/wenge box, you do have a point there I think indeed I would choose to miter the corners next time, thank for mentioning.

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