|Project by jaydub||posted 02-17-2010 02:04 AM||2501 views||12 times favorited||11 comments|
Here’s Leah’s valentine’s present.
Bookmatched walnut for the sides/dividers, mahogany for the top, and birch ply for the bottom of each box.
Inset tray sits on those keys that are cut all the way through the corners. I think the keys (also walnut) are my favorite part – just enough contrast with the end grain to make it visually interesting.
Tung Oil (“tung oil finish” so not the real thing, I’ve learned) for the finish.
I tried some velvet for the bottom, and it looks like crap, so I’ll have to work something else out for that. I used the A side of the birch ply on the underside of the bottom so that would look nice, so didn’t want the B side to show in the box.
Thanks to Dave at the local hardware store/lumber supplier. He runs the on-site woodshop, and resawed/planed/sanded the 8/4 walnut for me. Great dude, and lots of fun to “talk shop” with.
-- happiness is a sharp plane iron