|Project by DonSol||posted 06-26-2016 12:19 AM||912 views||2 times favorited||22 comments|
I just finished this box yesterday. The other boxes in this style were smaller and would not hold a 3”x5” card and several women said they would like to have one big enough. So i made this one to see if they were serious, I put it on my FB page and said I would have it at the Farmers Market. 5 minutes after it opened one of them showed up with checkbook in hand and said she wanted the recipe box, wrote the check with a very happy look on her face. I did not think anyone would pay that for a recipe box and figured I would be stuck with it for a while.
The flowers and butterflies are dyed veneers and the background is English brown oak burl. On the top I shaded the burl on the right edge where the flowers and burl join as if the light is coming from the left. On the 4 sides I shaded the bottom edge. I have never done this but I thought I would try to make the flowers look like they were raised above the burl. Let me know what you think.
This is the Brit Box Maker’s style shell box and I just love this style for marquetry.
-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle