Keepsake Box

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Project by Dave Owen posted 01-17-2010 11:17 PM 1986 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my wife retired from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, one of the items she received was a ceramic tile with the design motif of the center on its face, with a brass plaque of appreciation adhered to the back. The “Wood Magazine” keepsake box design provided an ideal way to display the gift – and a nice memorial to the wonderful woman she was. The design is basically that provided in the magazine, except that I modified the inside lid to display the plaque. The entire box is of Honduras Mahogany with an oil finish.

-- Dave O.

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 11:28 PM

Excellent design – excellent workmanship. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 01-17-2010 11:50 PM

thankĀ“s for sharing it with us


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#3 posted 01-17-2010 11:55 PM

Very nice box. The colors of the tile go well with the choice of wood.

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#4 posted 01-18-2010 01:10 AM

Very nice looking box, Dave. You’ve done the design justice.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#5 posted 01-18-2010 01:41 AM

Very cool Dave in this case art meets art your box her tile Beautiful and well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 01-18-2010 03:26 AM

A good looking box with a story.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#7 posted 01-18-2010 05:55 AM

This is bound to be as special to her as the tile and plaque she received. Very nice work.


-- Jim

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#8 posted 01-18-2010 08:43 AM

Fantastic box. Love the way the wood enhances the colors in the tile.(or is it, the tile enhances the wood?) Fantastic job on a wonderfull keep sake.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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