|Project by mtkate||posted 11-15-2009 11:47 PM||1396 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This box was made by my great uncle. It was among my grandfather’s things a few decades ago when he died, and the sentimental value is very great. I am guessing he made it during the 1950s.
I believe this is quartersawn oak – the grain on it is fantastic. The rabbited edges fell apart so I sanded everything down, glued it all back up and applied a nice walnut gel stain to the wood, and a couple of coats of varnish to protect it.
I am impressed, as my great uncle matched the wood. I am assuming this was a band saw box and then he added hinges. I am inspired every time I look at it. It’s such a simple thing, but knowing it came from the hands of an ancestor increases the value to me.
I did not touch underneath (not shown) as it has some of his original pencil markings for making the box… believe it or not! It also has his signature, in pencil.