|Project by PaulfromVictor||posted 12-19-2009 07:42 PM||1561 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This is a gift for my sister in law. Her son was killed in a traffic accident a few years ago. In memory, every year she raises caterpillars into butterflies and releases them at his gravesite. It has grown into a hobby for her. She asked me to build her a box that would contain the caterpillars and milkweed. It also needs to be able to go outside.
It is made out of flat sawn white oak. The corner posts are mahogany. It disassembles for storage. There is no plywood, and no finish on this, because of concern for the health of the little critters. The top is not attached. I will have to have her try it and tell me what modifications to make. I am concerned that it will cup without being attached, and with no cleats.
I considered inlaying some butterflies on the top, but it was a bit to literal for me, plus I ran out of time. Have to give it to her today.
Merry Christmas to all!