Maple, Purpleheart Box with Inlay

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Project by christopherw posted 05-11-2010 01:27 AM 2270 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a while since I added a project…the end of the high school basketball season in February (I coach) allowed me to slip back into the shop a little. This box was for my brother-in-law’s college graduation. He went to Florida State, so I tried to make it as close to their colors as possible. This was extremely difficult since I am a die-hard Florida Gator fan. Pretty straight forward project with a couple of inlay strips added on both the top and bottom of the box.

-- CSW

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 01:35 AM

Very nice I like it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 01:41 AM

Sweet! I really like the wood grain.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 05-11-2010 03:42 AM

cool design well done

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 04:09 AM

Very impressive box ! Great looking design and craftsmanship. The different types of construction features in this piece are well done and blend together seamlessly. Purpleheart and maple are always a classic combo and lends itself to great contrast. I Always enjoy seeing the countless styles and designs of small boxes on L J’s and Yours is no exception !! Keep up the nice work,hope to see more. Stay safe !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 12:52 PM

This one is nice too. Same question, is that a floating panel in the bottom?

-- Jim

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 01:19 PM

Great box, the woods and design are very well done.

Thank you for sharing

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

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#7 posted 05-12-2010 07:09 AM

Great box! I really like the wood color mix and the inlay carry thru to the bottom.

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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