Maple and Walnut Bible Box

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Project by SenecaWoodArt posted 04-20-2017 11:16 PM 988 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is Maple with Walnut Accent and has a 3D Intrasia Walnut Cross and White Dove on the lid. It is designed to hold a bible approximately 9”L x 6”W x 2”T. It also has Walnut splines reinforcing the corners. The inside bottom is lined with a beautiful Royal Blue micro-fiber material to protect your bible and also contains a pencil tray in the bottom end.

Hardware consists of a snap locking gold clasp and a gold piano hinge that opens to 95 degrees.

The finish is boiled linseed oil followed by multiple coats of shellac to bring out the best in the natural wood grain and color.

All dimensions are approximate:
Outside Dimensions: 12 1/2”L x 9 5/8”W x 5”T (Includes base and cross)
Inside Dimensions: 10 1/2”L x 7 5/8”W x 2 3/4”T (Does not include 1 1/4” W pencil tray)

-- Bob

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#1 posted 04-21-2017 01:36 AM

Very nice! I like the color contrasts and the cross and dove on the lid.

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#2 posted 04-21-2017 03:37 AM

Nice box. I too like the contrasting colors. The inside is indeed beautiful.

-- Joe - - There is no elevator to success. You must take the stairs.

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#3 posted 04-21-2017 07:11 AM

Very nice. I have made a few Bible boxes over the years, but I would say your design is lovely

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 04-21-2017 11:24 AM

WOW, I’m surprised there’s not more comments on this masterpiece along with it not making top 3? Very nice.

Actually anything in my opinion Biblical should be in the top three especially something this nice.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#5 posted 04-21-2017 11:58 AM

Beautiful Bible box, choice of wood, build.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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#6 posted 04-21-2017 03:39 PM

BB1, Thank you for the nice response. I like using maple and walnut and as they are readily available to me, I use them quite often. The challenge is to find ways that make each piece look unique. Intarsia helps to do that. My wife, who is an accomplished artist in her own right, does the majority of the intarsia work.

Joe, Thank you for the nice compliment. We try to keep the insides as interesting as the outside.

Larry, Thank you for the nice compliment as well. We have made quite a number of different types of bible boxes. Cedar is a poplar version of bible box. I have two on the bench now under construction.

Randy, Always good to hear from you friend. While being in the top 3 is nice, it isn’t what pushes my button to post here. I have found a far more valuable reason to have my things on LJ. And religious items are probably a little too much for some.

Bruce, Thank you for taking the time to look and comment.

-- Bob

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#7 posted 04-21-2017 04:12 PM

Bob, This is a wonderful Bible box. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 04-21-2017 04:23 PM

Well done Bob. I like the pencil holder and think I’ll need to incorporate one in my Bible box plan (when I get to it). I also peeked at your web site. Looks great. Has Etsy been doing well for you? I just opened a shop on Etsy last month. Getting some views but no sales so far.


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#9 posted 04-21-2017 04:50 PM

Charles. Thanks for the view and nice comment.

Fred, First of all, thanks for the view and comment. Regarding Etsy. Yes and no. Sales go in spurts. A lot of Etsy vendors have been complaining the last few months about lack of or slow sales. Tax time I guess. A word of advice, do not open an Etsy shop and expect the world to beat a path to your door. NOT GONNA HAPPEN. I have to promote my shop all over social media and other places to attract viewers, which may or may not lead to sales. I work high dollar craft shows for the majority of my business. If you want $50 for a booth and it’s outside, I will pass on that one. My customers tend to like air conditioning and other vendors with “quality” products. Ask me how I know that. LOTS OF EXPERIENCE. Good luck with your shop and post a link in your profile so that those of us who are interested can take a look.

-- Bob

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