|Project by SgtRich||posted 03-22-2016 06:56 PM||652 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a “box” I have made for my mother’s dog, Gunny. Gunny was mine until about seven years ago when we gave her to my mom. Since, they have been two peas in a pod. Losing her “little girl” was a bit tragic.
This could be called a box, or a tray with picture frame lid. The idea is they can live together as a box, or separate as a frame/tray to display Gunny’s things.
I chose the hard maple based on Gunny’s colors. The walnut frame is from a chunk I found at the local mill’s offcut pile. I fell in love with the grain and colors.
My wife and I picked the fabric that was adhered to the inside bottom as well as the frame picture backing. The bottom of the box is proud by 1/16” to create a shadow line for a light, floating appearance. I also painted the bottom General Finishes “Sunglow” Yellow.
I couldn’t find turn buttons I liked, nor did I want to wait for something ordered, so I designed and 3d printed the turn buttons. They are a bit oversized to make it easy for my mom to change out the photo when she desires.
The tray and frame have both been finished with three coats of Waterlox. The Frame/lid received a coat of paste wax.
Gunny’s ashes are already sealed in a nice pine box, so I didn’t have to consider that; however, I believe this box could work by increasing the depth and adding a sealed false bottom.
My mom has not seen this project yet. It will hit the mail tomorrow.
I must give credit to: http://www.mekwoodworks.com/blog
I found this blog a while back and became intrigued with his 52 boxes in 52 weeks. I find the simplicity of his box designs inspirational.
Thanks for looking. I am quite proud of this box.
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