Cherry Box

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Project by doubleDD posted 02-23-2017 01:52 PM 680 views 4 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my wife’s friend. Whenever she stops in for a visit she will ask to see what new things I have been making. Almost always she ends up buying something to use as gifts for her family. Well my wife and I thought it would be nice to give her a gift. My wife said she saw the last one I made for my sis-in law, and liked the style a lot. Make one like that. OK. It’s made out of cherry and bamboo. Finished with lacquer, with a blue lining.
Approx 11’’ x 6’’ x 4 1/2’’
She more than loved it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 02-23-2017 02:06 PM

You are very good man, it’s good to be friend with you – you might get a present. Very nice box, I like that blue interior.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-23-2017 02:07 PM

That’s a beauty Dave. I really like the way the splines do double duty…......they make the outside look great, and they hold the tray on the inside. The raised lid is super nice as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 02-23-2017 02:46 PM

I’m with Roger on this one!

The corner supports are an excellent feature. I have always used full length supports, never thought about anything else.

Fine box, fine story!

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#4 posted 02-23-2017 02:52 PM

superb box I agree with other comments …GREAT JOB :<))


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#5 posted 02-23-2017 02:53 PM

great looking box , i really like the touch of bamboo.

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#6 posted 02-23-2017 03:08 PM

Thanks Ivan.I do take care the ones that like my projects. Haha.

Roger, I have been doing this style the last few boxes and I like it. It serves two purposes.

Thanks splintergroup. The extended splines makes it look neeter that the full supports and one less step.


Thanks madsass. If you need some of that bamboo, I have plenty.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 02-23-2017 03:19 PM

that is a great build

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#8 posted 02-23-2017 04:09 PM

That is one beautiful box Dave. What an awesome gift.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 02-23-2017 04:10 PM

Very nice looking box and I echo previous comments about the ingenuity of using a spline as a shelf support. I think it would look better with different hinge but that is just me.

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 02-23-2017 04:19 PM

Really nice work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 02-23-2017 05:04 PM

Thanks david38. You have done very well on your boxes. Maybe I can get some pointers.

Thanks Lee. My wife’s friend loved the box. I will have to tell her it made the top 3.

Thanks for the favorite Ottacat. Try using the splines as a support. Works great and they just have to be a bit deeper.

Thank you Monte. These boxes are one of my favorites.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 02-23-2017 05:05 PM

Very nice! Like most everyone, I like the splines being used as the tray support – very clever. I also like the hinge having the ends rounded. Did you do that, or is there a source for this style of hinge?

Thanks for sharing!

-- RoughLumber, Maryland

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#13 posted 02-23-2017 05:43 PM

That’s a wonderful gift Dave! I’m sure she will be very happy with this beautiful box. The blue lining is a nice touch!
Because of the gift I received from you on your visit to St Augustine I can attest to the high quality of your work!
You a good man Dave!

-- Tony UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it.." Now I can't stop!

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#14 posted 02-23-2017 05:50 PM

Beautiful box Dave, I like the tray lift idea.

-- --- Dan

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#15 posted 02-23-2017 05:57 PM

All said!

-- just rjR

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