|Project by Don||posted 12-28-2006 01:16 AM||3591 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
This small box is one of my favorites, because it represents my move away from ‘reproducing’ the design of others.
I’ve always loved the work of Greene & Greene. These American craftsmen pioneered the idea of the ‘exposed joinery’ trend of the Arts & Crafts movement. Today this tradition is carried on by people like Darrell Peart.
My humble rendition of this concept is shown here. The primary wood is NSW Rosewood (Dysoxylum fraserianum) AKA Rose Mahogany. It has a sweet floral fragrance. The finish is a few coats of pure Tung Oil. I chose this as Rosewood’s tendency to gum seepage can interfere with other types of finish.
My tribute to the G & G style is box joints that stand proud of the surrounding surface. I beveled each ‘finger’ with a chisel to give it the look of a button. The brass rod running between the two wooden hinges was later removed because I decided it did not contribute the the design. The center veneer lid panel is American Walnut Burl.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/