Arts and Crafts Tile Box

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Project by Greg Salata posted 10-30-2009 01:39 AM 3800 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box I made for my wife for her birthday.

We are avid fans of the Art & Crafts style.

It is QSWO with a Motawi tile.

She already had a couple of tiles that I had not framed so I chose one …........
Of course, she chose the other.

The tile can be switched by removing a mounting plate in the back.

This box is from Wood magazine a few years ago.

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 01:43 AM

This is a fantastic box Greg clean lines and great build toped by your wonderful Motawi tile.

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#2 posted 10-30-2009 01:50 AM

Looks Great! I always wanted to build one of these, I will …....someday!


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#3 posted 10-30-2009 02:27 AM

Wow! cool box, the wood and the tile are perfect choice. Favorite!

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#4 posted 10-30-2009 02:47 AM

Nice looking box.

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#5 posted 10-30-2009 02:47 AM

Really Nice Build, Greg. Looks great all around; wood, style, and tile…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 10-30-2009 03:23 AM

Nicely done.

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#7 posted 10-30-2009 04:05 AM

Great looking little box. very good build

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#8 posted 10-30-2009 04:12 AM

Beautiful project, beautifully executed. I’ve always liked this design and the Motawi tile is just icing on the cake.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#9 posted 10-30-2009 08:35 AM

This is one of the bst boxes I have seen on LJ. Your wife should love it.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 10-30-2009 08:50 AM

Greg, this is a beautiful box. I have wanted to build one of these since seeing the project in Wood but just never did get around to it. Your rendition of the box is gorgeous and nice choice of wood as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 10-30-2009 12:56 PM

Thank you to everyone for your comments.
This was a fun little project that turned out well.

If anyone tries this one, be sure of your saw accuracy.
Those long angled 45’s will show any missed set ups.

It has been on my list since I first saw the box.
Usually I have magazines out in various areas, but I had to keep this one out of sight from the start.
I did not want my wife to spot this one in advance.

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#12 posted 10-30-2009 06:40 PM

One of my favorite Motawi tiles. We used the same set from the Gamble House for my Greene & Greene tile frame. I’ve thought about building the same box. Thanks for making it seem doable.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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