|Project by Boxguy||posted 02-08-2016 09:20 AM||1544 views||4 times favorited||27 comments|
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Pictured: This is a six-sided box (12 3/4” L x 6 3/4 W x 4” H). The top and bottom are glued directly to the sides. It has a three-part finger lift, a continuous steel hinge, and splines on each corner.
The top, bottom, and corner splines are from an Anegre tree that grew in East Africa. This wood was part of a shipping crate for fine veneer.
The sides are Black Cherry from a tree that grew in Southern Indiana. A hundred years ago this cherry tree was made into solid wood paneling for a mansion built by a veneer manufacturer. I salvaged some of the cherry paneling when the mansion was being torn down and I made it into the sides for this box.
Story: I always enjoy working with others. There is something magical about two people creating a piece together that they couldn’t create working just by themselves. After I made this box, it looked a little plain. Thomas is very good at wood burning, so I asked him if he would like to put a scene on the top of the box. When I work with others I like to give them the freedom to do whatever they would like with their part of the project.
I must say that I was a little surprised when a flying saucer landed in the middle of this box. Now I guess we’ll see if there is a market in southern Indiana for boxes depicting space travel. I left the box empty on the inside because I was not sure if it would do for a tea box like I originally intended.
There seems to be no end to the adventures in box making. There always seem to be plot twists when you least expect them. I wonder what will happen next?
Keep boxing and keep posting!
-- Big Al in IN