Box for my mom

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Project by rawb posted 03-15-2010 04:09 AM 1974 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this box for my mom’s birthday. It was designed to hold a gift card from my son. The top is cherry and the sides are mahogany I think. It came from a board in my father in law’s scrap bin. It is lined with plum suede. 5 1/2” x 3 1/2” x 1 3/4”
Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 04:58 AM

Very nice box and a wonderful gift.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 05:00 AM

nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 05:01 AM

Nice job on it. Is there a name for the joint you used on the corners?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 07:36 AM

The sides look like European Beech or something which appears similar.

Nice box. I made one very similar recently -though that corner joint is uniquely yours! I guess that would be the simplest form of a box joint.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#5 posted 03-15-2010 07:56 AM

Great box. Nice joints. Shure she will love it.

Keep it up.


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

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 02:13 PM

Thanks everyone. I got the idea from a Fine Woodworking book. In the book the author alternates the cuts on the sides and has a different top. I did the sliding top so if my mom wanted to use it for potpourri, she can open just a bit of it. It might be Beech, I’ve never used it before..thanks for the info and all the compliments.
This was the first project I made using only hand tools.

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#7 posted 03-15-2010 04:45 PM

Great job on the box! Love the joinery.

It does look like beech. Pretty hard wood to work with but it sure makes nice boxes, drawer boxes, etc. I’ve made lots of “Thomas the Tank” buildings, track, trains, etc. with it.

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#8 posted 03-15-2010 05:30 PM

Cool box well done

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 03-17-2010 02:19 AM

Nice and clean… she’ll like it.


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