Lumberjocks Inspired Box

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Project by christopherw posted 1563 days ago 1863 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Browsing LJ and rarely posting has its advantages. One is that I am constantly noticing new ways to do things. The top of this box is very similar to many that can be found on this site. It is spalted maple in the center with bloodwood and birdseye maple around it. The body of the box is walnut. This is also my first attempt at trays for a box. They are maple and bloodwood. I did my best to bookmatch the bottoms of the trays. I like to try something new with each project. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

-- CSW

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#1 posted 1563 days ago

Great finish work!

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

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#2 posted 1563 days ago

Attention to detail make the difference between amateur and pro… I particularly like the bookmatch on the bottom of the trays.. the top is very fine also.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 1563 days ago

I love them all.

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

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Walt M.

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#4 posted 1563 days ago

Very nice work

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#5 posted 1563 days ago

Very nice a great looking box

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1562 days ago

This time it worked! very good design and nice job on the top and trays.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#7 posted 1562 days ago

Outstanding box… I love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#8 posted 1562 days ago

Great box. You did a really outstanding job on the top – the different woods complement each other nicely. I agree with Glivingston with regards to the bookmatched tray bottoms – a very nice visual feature.

You done good!


-- 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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#9 posted 1562 days ago

Beautiful box, wonderful choice of wood combination.
Fantastic finishing “detail” with the bookmatched trays, well done.

What finish did you use?
What are the dimensions?

Thanks for sharing?

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 1562 days ago

I really like this box, it looks slick! What grit did you sand it to, and what finish did you use?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#11 posted 1562 days ago

Nice looking box christopherw. Is that a floating panel of spalted maple in the lid?

-- Jim

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#12 posted 1562 days ago

Very classy looking box.

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#13 posted 1561 days ago

Beautiful box. Looks great all around. Really like the way you made the trays.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#14 posted 1561 days ago

great work – love the top

-- -erik & christy-

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#15 posted 1561 days ago

The finish is simply three coats of shellac and finishing wax after sanding to 220. Came out way better than I expected. Box is roughly 9.5” x 5” x 6”.

-- CSW

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