|Project by blockhead||posted 04-02-2010 01:46 AM||2084 views||13 times favorited||33 comments|
This is a box I just completed for my Grandma. It’s nothing fancy or innovative. I wanted to keep it clean and simple because I know that is what she likes most, so I took inspiration from Andy's designer boxes because they are just that. My Grandma and I are 3,000 miles apart and as you can imagine, we don’t get to see each other too often. She is without a doubt my biggest fan. She is a very special lady and has always put others ahead of herself which comes as naturally to her as breathing.
The main box is made with Lacewood which is my first time using. Looking at the grain, I thought it might be prone to chipping and not too easy to work with, but I was very wrong. I loved working with it. I did some angled splines for the first time using Purpleheart and then rounding the corners. This gave it a bit of an arched look to it which I thought was kinda neat. The lid is also Purpleheart with a Tulipwood handle attached with Cherry dowels. I really like the grain and color in the Tulipwood. The pullout tray is Red Oak and it and the box bottom are lined with purple suede.
Any and all comments/suggestions are welcome. Thanks for taking the time to look and take care.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.