|Project by Durnik150||posted 10-09-2009 12:01 AM||2512 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I’m still pretty undecided about this box. When I first cut the block for it and did the outline cuts, I really liked it and the idea it portrayed. I decided I wanted to go with a slightly different look than a smooth finish all over. I got out the grinder and added leaves and branches to the top sides, front and back of the box. It gave it the texture I was looking for but it took away the smoothness and the “prettiness” of the wood. Different, not bad, just different I guess.
I started with a great board of 8/4 Padauk and made my block from that. I only needed 3 thicknesses to get what I needed. The overal dimensions are 15” wide X 5” tall X 5 1/2” deep. A pretty hefty box! Since the Padauk came out so deep red/purple, I went with simple brass pulls so they didn’t dominate and detract from the concept of the family tree. The drawers are flocked in a wine color.
A semi-gloss poly was the finish of choice this time around. Let me know what you think. I’m going to use this design again without the grinder additions and see how it plays out. Thanks for taking a look.
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO