|Project by Christian Holihan||posted 01-27-2016 06:06 PM||1336 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
I was commissioned to make this box for a friend who gave me the Osage Orange lumber to use. I had never used Osage before. While the wood turned out very pretty, I hope to never use it again. It tears out, splits, and chips out like nothing I have ever seen, while simultaneously being one of the densest, hardest woods I have used.
A scraper is the ONLY thing that would create smooth finish.
I used pine on the sides of the boxes and cut the half blind pins first because I found the pine could compress a bit to make a tight fit. When practicing on some scrap, I found that when I cut the tails first then transferred them to the drawer fronts, any mistake would leave a big gap so I reversed my normal order.
The knobs are solid antique brass. I found them on Etsy from a dealer in India. I lined the drawers with suede and finished the whole thing with 2 coats or amber shellac and paste wax.
He plans to hide a special surprise for his wife in one of the drawers. Smart man.
Overall dimensions approx: 12” x 10”
Thanks for looking!
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