Tea Box

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Project by CanalboatJim posted 02-01-2010 04:57 AM 1758 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a projected that my wife requested. She keeps her teas in a cabinet that is just a little too high for her, so she wanted a box to keep on the counter. It is made of cherry with a spanish oak stain,(her choice, not mine} and finished with wipe on poly and wax. I did have to first apply a one pound cut of shellac to prevent blotching.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#1 posted 02-01-2010 05:09 AM

Wonderful tea box a classic build.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-01-2010 05:41 AM

Really like this classic tea box.

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#3 posted 02-01-2010 06:56 AM

Very nice box. Great design and if the stain keeps the wife happy, then it is great too!

Keep it up.


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

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#4 posted 02-01-2010 09:36 AM

Great work


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#5 posted 02-01-2010 12:18 PM

Very nice. I can understand Sally’s stain choice. It gives the box a very Asian look—more like a lacquered box. The handle is right on to complete that look. So appropriate for tea in my mind.

-- Larry

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#6 posted 02-01-2010 01:24 PM

Beautiful box… the handle is exquisite!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 02-01-2010 03:10 PM

Great box Jim. The finish looks nice also.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 03:27 AM

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#9 posted 02-02-2010 03:29 AM

Did you also make the handle? Very nice box. The finish is indeed fitting.

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