|Project by fineamerican||posted 01-21-2010 10:11 PM||2776 views||30 times favorited||23 comments|
This curvy valet box was hand crafted in solid Curly Maple, Black Walnut, & Zebrawood Veneer. The dark Walnut legs accentuates the body of this piece, mixing light and dark. The joinery used here was mortise and tenon. The cheeks and shoulders of the Maple tenons was scuplted using files and sand paper to expose the joinery in a subtle way. The lid is a veneered panel of Zebra wood, framed in matching Curly Maple, and Walnut Inlay. On the front of the lid is an addtional piece of Walnut, hand sculpted & dovetailed to the lid frame. The lid is completed with shop made hidden brass pins to secure the lid to the body, and provides a smooth opening and closing motion. Finally this piece features a wine suede interior, and was finished by hand using Tung Oil.
-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina, www.thomaswoodworker.com