|Project by che||posted 08-31-2007 04:23 AM||1722 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I wanted to get a little practice before starting a matching set of boxes (one music, one jewelry). I found the piece of maple while wandering through home depot getting house supplies. I saw the ingrown bark and had to save the board. I chose a simple straightforward box to help highlight the natural beauty of the wood. I was afraid that any contrasting color would compete for attention.
I rough cut the pieces on the table saw, then hand planed all the pieces from the 3/4” board. The sides are 1/2” thick the bottom is just under 1/8” and the top is 1/4”. After the pieces were the proper thickness I cut them to final size on the Table saw. After glue-up I chiseled the mortises for the Brusso hinges (which I highly recommended). The finish is 2 coats of Watco Danish oil over planed surfaces.