|Project by paxorion||posted 04-24-2016 02:29 PM||832 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
When I first got into woodworking (that is, when my wife talked me into trying it 6 years ago). I asked her what I can make her. She said that tea boxes to organize her tea would be nice.
So on 12/26/2015, I decided I should finally get to making her the tea boxes as the 2015 Christmas present ;-). It ended up taking about 2 months of on and off work.
I ended up batching out 3 boxes: 2 for my wife and 1 for my in-laws. The larger boxes are made of ambrosia maple have 12 sections for standard tea bags. The dividers are not glued, but rather half-lapped to make the boxes reconfigurable. The smaller box is made of cherry, sized to fit the Costco green oversized tea bags. Construction is mitered joints reinforced with splines. The piano hinge is a piano hinge that was mortised in to let the lid close flush. The finish is an oil-varnish blend made of linseed oil and Arm-R-Seal diluted (slightly) with mineral spirits.