Sapele with Maple Trim

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Project by SenecaWoodArt posted 04-11-2017 05:26 PM 569 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from Sapele and accented with Maple and has contrasting Maple and Sapele splines to reinforce the corners. The inside contains two removable trays and a sectioned divider fills the bottom. Hinge is a 95 degree stop piano type hinge.

The finish is hand rubbed boiled linseed oil, several layers of semi-gloss lacquer and a final polish of bees wax to bring out the best in the natural wood grain and color.

The bottom of the box and the bottom of each tray is lined with a heavy duty micro-suede type fabric.

All dimensions are approximate:
Outside 13 1/2”W x 9 1/2”D x 6 3/4”H.
Inside 12 1/2”W x 8 1/2”D x 5 1/2”H.
Top Tray 8”W x 6 1/8”D x 1 1/4”H. (Inside dimensions)
Mid Tray 7 5/8”W x 6 1/8”D x 1 1/4”H. (Inside dimensions)
24 Bottom Dividers 1 3/4”W x 1 3/4”D x 1”H. (Inside dimensions)

-- Bob

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#1 posted 04-11-2017 05:57 PM

Wow, really nice box. Good job.

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#2 posted 04-11-2017 11:28 PM

Beautiful box nice choice of woods, nice handle and splines! Great job!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 04-12-2017 01:56 AM

Great box, I love to work with sapele such consistent grain. I really like how the splines are alternated (light on dark and dark on light). Strong work!

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#4 posted 04-12-2017 02:11 AM

Thanks to everyone for the compliments. This is a box that I plan to build again, starting in the next few days. I finished this box uncomissioned and less than 24 hours later it was headed home with a very good friend as a surprise for his wife. I didn’t get to enjoy this one long enough.

-- Bob

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#5 posted 04-12-2017 03:20 AM

You did a nice job on the box. She will welcome the job you did on it.

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

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#6 posted 04-12-2017 12:51 PM

you did a great job

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#7 posted 04-12-2017 01:00 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful box and it displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 04-12-2017 03:47 PM

Dave, David and Charles, the comments are appreciated.

-- Bob

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