|Project by DonSol||posted 10-08-2016 12:08 AM||801 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
I had wanted to do a box with basketweave for quite some time so about a year and a half ago I came up with this design. I stopped working on it a couple of times to do something else and finally finished it 5 months later. As you can see the weave is on the inside as well as the outside, so I couldn’t put dividers in it. I didn’t want something fancy with a lot of frills. I came up with this simple design so it would look strong and made to be used.
The wood for the box is old white oak from an old barn with worm holes, I put these in the front where they will be seen. Some people don’t like them but I do, so there they are. The basketweave is Beli Awora from Africa and the rest is dyed veneers, aspen and holly.
Approximate size is 14”x10”x4 1/2”.
So tell me what you think, good or bad. I do like constructive criticism, it makes me want to do better next time.
Thank you for looking.
Note: I started a blog series on the marquetry part of this, but I didn’t on making the box frame, sorry.
-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle