|Project by rnw||posted 11-22-2009 08:12 AM||2159 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
The box and Lamp I made for my granddaughter’s 20th birthday. The Box is of Maple and Black walnut. The lamp is all Black Walnut with opaque acrylic for the lamp portion. The Box is somewhat unconventional, in that the box portion may be lifted from the base. The base and of course oveall rectangular size was established to contain four pockets to hold regular small size envelopes. Basically the envelopes, 46 in all contained letters I wrote to Samantha since she was born, but had never seen. As a toddler and young girl, I would take her out on Sundays for a few hours doing various stuff and then write to her about our day and seal it in an envelope.
The front of the envelope was marked “To be opened by Sam when she is old enough to read”. As it turned out, I never gave them to her until I made the special box and gave it to her on her 20th birthday, when she was with the US Army, Intelligence Service, serving in Hawaii, in 2005. The letters can be seen in the second photo, housed in the box base. The lamp was from a design ppresented in one of the magazines I subscribe to.
-- Bob W, Simi Valley, California