|Project by NikBrown||posted 12-24-2009 02:41 AM||2123 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
Well due to a surprise bill from the IRS (a side job from 3 years ago that got messed up in reporting) I decided to see what I could turn out from the shop with the following 2 constraints:
1. Must be almost entirely built from scraps/offcuts
2. Have to produce 5 boxes in 2.5 weeks working only every other evening and 2 half days from the weekends.
I decided to make 3 jewelry boxes and 2 cd/other boxes.
My first jewelry box is my first attempt at anything greene and greene inspired…. I had a lot of fun with it. walnut / lacewood / ebony. I still need to make the dividers for it tomorrow. I’m pretty hooked on this style i for-see entire rooms filled with G&G furniture.
The second 2 jewelry boxes are made from rosewood and cherry. They look a little strange now but I think they will look great in 1-2 years once the cherry darkens up.
The 2 cd/misc boxes are made from walnut lined with ash and a lacewood top panel.
All are finished with Watco Danish Oil, a few coats of Shellac and a rubdown and buff of paste wax.
I let the dimensions of my scrap determine the size of the boxes and my total cost of purchased supplies came in under $30. The walnut boxes are going to my 3 brothers and the 2 cherry and rosewood boxes are going to my mom and MOL.
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