Cherry Box with Walnut lid for Fellow LJ

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Project by scrappy posted 04-19-2010 07:17 AM 2640 views 8 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a box I made for fellow LJ Rustfever ( Ira )

He sent me a box of wood and the lid of this box is made from a piece he sent me. I wanted to do something to thank him, so I made this box.

Top is re-sawed and bookmatched Walnut Root Burl. The sides are Cherry I picked up from Rockler a while back.
Keys are Walnut also. Bottom of box is a drawer side from an old dresser.

Size 7 inch X 7 inch X 3 1/2 inch. Finished with several coats of hand wipe poly.

Did a slight understated foot on this. Wanted a little extra without taking away from the clean lines of the box.

I am very thankful to Rustfever for the gift of wood. I am more greatful for the new freind. Always glad to do something for another LJ.

Please leave all comments and suggestions. Thank You for looking.


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

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 07:40 AM

Nice looking box, the Walnut Root Burl is beautiful.
Well done Scrappy

-- Vince

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#2 posted 04-19-2010 11:57 AM

Great looking box Scrappy, nice design & that walnut is awesome.

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#3 posted 04-19-2010 12:10 PM

Nice work Scrappy. I love the top….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 04-19-2010 12:44 PM

I see a tiger face in the lid. Very nice work, Scrappy. I always enjoy seeing your projects.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 04-19-2010 12:58 PM

Great box Scrappy… love the wood combination and the “understated” feet.
Great idea on the feet.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 04-19-2010 01:55 PM

Great looking box. I also really like the little feet.

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#7 posted 04-19-2010 03:35 PM

First of all this is a GREAT looking box – I love the contrast of the woods!

Now a question – I noticed that the middle keys are very long which is really cool. I also see that they actually came through the inside of the box which is also kind of cool. My question is how did you get them smoothed out so well on the INSIDE of the box? My guess is you have a VERY tiny RO Sander that takes 1/16th sheets of sandpaper! ;-)

Really – how did you accomplish this?



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#8 posted 04-19-2010 04:01 PM

Very nice Dan I like it.


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#9 posted 04-19-2010 04:32 PM

Very nice job Scrappy.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 04-19-2010 05:13 PM

Great Job Scrappy!!!! Next time I am in AZ we need to work on something. I will make sure I have more time….....

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#11 posted 04-19-2010 05:32 PM

nice looking box.
The walnut is very nice.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#12 posted 04-19-2010 05:52 PM

beautiful box. I love the ‘hidden tiger’ face on the bookmatched top!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 04-19-2010 06:21 PM

Great box, Scrappy. At first glance, I thought it was one of my maple/walnut burl boxes. But as I looked more closely, I noticed details that aren’t incorporated in mine: the very subtle arch at the bottom, the raised edge on the inside of the top (that is a unique way to align the top; usually see the raised edge on the box body).

I really like the way you designed and made this box.


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#14 posted 04-19-2010 07:41 PM

Very good looking box – Really like the book matched walnut top. I’d be interested to see your answer to Bob’s question too..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#15 posted 04-19-2010 10:10 PM

Nicely composed, love the burl walnut top. I like the 2 different sizes for your splines. Just a tip, with the middle one being the larger one, protruding to the inside. You can just leave it that way and use it as a way to hold the tray if you would have made one for it.

-- You can't buy salvation, it's a free gift from God.

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