|Project by OutPutter||posted 01-14-2010 03:01 AM||1462 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is my wife and I’s favorite box. I found the sides in a pile of old warehouse furniture and fixtures that came from an old tennant moving out and a new one moving in. There were pieces to an old organ in that pile and I scarfed them up. I believe the wood is old mahogany. The chatoyance in real life is more striking than the pictures. I made the sides and added pure tung oil nearly two years ago and let it sit on the bench. Then I added some wipe on poly and it got even better. I let it sit again because I could decide what to use for the top and bottom that wouldn’t distract from the mahogany. A couple of weeks ago I was sorting all my cutoffs into boxes and found the drawer sides you see now as the top and bottom. The drawers were salvaged from a pile of hurricane Ike damaged furniture. The furniture was upscale before the water damage lifted all the veneer but it didn’t damage the drawers. I also tried a different way to attach the hinges opting for outside the box instead of mortised. I like it in this case because I think it would have detracted to have the hinges mortised into the side.