|Project by Blackie_||posted 07-20-2016 01:44 PM||634 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I think this is just about as rustic as it gets and I don’t know whether to call this Pecan spalted or nicely figured but it sure is beautifully colored. I cut this wood via chainsaw from a 7’ tall dead standing pecan stump and this is the outcome. I think the pecan and the alder compliment each other in this build.
As my previous boxes, it offers a hidden drawer along with a hidden compartment. The inside is a bandsaw box (alder) the outside is a miter joint wrapped around the bandsaw box with Wenge used for the corner splines and drawer pulls. The top tray is made from pecan with wenge as handles, it also offers a coin tray with large drawers with one being very deep. It measures 13” x 9” x 6” and is finished with a single coat of Tung Oil followed by 3 coats of wipe on poly satin finish and a final rub of paste wax. The hidden compartment on this box is a deep 3” x 7” x 5-3/4” which will easily house a pocket and or compact sized hand gun (pistol). The drawer are flocked with a dark brown felt, I used a custom made oil base paint instead of the normal glue that comes with the flocking to secure it to the wood.
Thanks for viewing.
Giving a view of how I the splines are separated from the box in the drawers.
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