|Project by kiefer||posted 03-29-2016 12:32 AM||2127 views||19 times favorited||62 comments|
This grain reminds me of a tiger and waterfall hence the title .
Just a beautiful figured board of Sapele which just had to be a box and was just the right size .
This box is made from a single piece of sapele veneer that came into my shop as a piece of engineered flooring which had a 3/16” top veneer and walnut trim.
I band sawed the veneer off the plywood core and laminated it to a piece of Baltic birch ply with a maple veneer as a backing veneer.
The two drawers are made from hickory and ride on wooden slides milled into the sides .
The size turned out a bit larger then what I normally make but I wanted to use every bit of this beautiful piece .
The interior is lined with a heavy velvet cloth and the hinges are solid brass .
The overall size is 13 1/2” W x 10” D x 6 1/4” H and all the angles are seven degree and this gave the box a good overall stance and pleasing appearance .The drawer pulls are ebonized walnut and doweled to the drawer fronts .
The box is finished with BLO and clear spray lacquer polished out and a coat of wax which gave it satin and smooth finish .
Questions and comments always welcome .