|Project by Blackie_||posted 02-18-2016 12:22 PM||1094 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Men’s Valet Box, Phone Charging, Texas Mesquite And Texas Cedar Elm
I handcrafted this box from Texas Mesquite and used Texas Cedar Elm for the hinges and corner splines, the Texas Cedar Elm only grows in south central Texas up into northern part of Louisiana and is not sold commercially.
The Mesquite I used in building this box came from my property (Back Yard) the wood used for the hinges is from a batch of wood that I just recently came across. My dad’s next door neighbor had this tree (Texas Cedar Elm) on his property that had been dead standing for a good two years and he just brought it down a few months ago, I made this box with a live edge lid so as to obtain it’s rustic appeal along with custom made wooden hinges to compliment the live edge also making them to look the part.
No rounded corners on this box due to the live edge lid, I also made a poor choice in using the cedar elm for corner splines as they tend to blend in with the mesquite not allowing them to contrast very well.
The top center of the back has a notch cut into it, this is to allow the phone charging cord to pass through with the lid fully closed.
This box measures 11” x 7 1/2” x 8”, it’s finished in a single coat of tung oil, three coats of wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax.
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