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Mahogany and oak. Style courtesy of andy “art box” from oregon.
I have a lot of problems making boxes. Not sure why….perhaps the lack of patience on smaller detail projects. Either way, I struggled on this one. I tried hinges but failed. The screws kept breaking despite pre-drilling. In the end I chopped off another inch and went with a lift-top lip. Guess its a bit of a cop-out, but i was time crunched for the holidays.
This was sanded to 200 grit, followed by 3 layers of wiping varnish follwed by 2 coats of paste wax. I believe that extensive hand polishing with a clean rug after every coat greatly enhances to the beautuy and quality of the finish – thus further impriving the look and feel of the wood.
Thanks for looking.