|Project by Boxguy||posted 09-23-2016 05:50 AM||1083 views||2 times favorited||23 comments|
Thanks for looking at this posting. Thanks especially to those of you who take time to comment, ask questions, or just say hello. I will respond to those who do, so check back for feedback. This is a short video Ken and I made. It is all about making and installing corner splines. Check it out if you can.
Pictured is a jewelry/valet box (6” W x 10” L x 5” H) of White Oak and Black Walnut. It has a corner splined tray that slides on front and back rails.The dividers are made of wooden Venetian blinds.
Story: I wanted to make a box for a long-time friend’s upcoming wedding. The board I chose for this build had a great deal of sap wood in it. Probably it was the first slab cut from the log. I thought it presented a good opportunity for a box with a light layer on the top and bottom of the box. Like many problematic boards it is a high risk/high reward proposition. I originally intended to make the inset top oak, but with the surrounding sap wood, there was not much contrast. So I veneered the top side of the insert with walnut veneer and got a nicely framed look.
The signature look for my boxes is the corner splines. Black Walnut and White Oak is one of my favorite looks. Below is a close up of the 1/4” splines used in the sides of this box.
Below is a close up of the 1/8” splines used in the sliding tray’s corners.
This is a short video showing how to cut and install splines in a box. Ken and I made the video this past winter.
Click here for other boxes.. As always, keep boxing and keep posting.
-- Big Al in IN