Business Card Holder

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Project by stevenmadden posted 05-29-2010 02:15 AM 2268 views 19 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a business card holder that I made for my Father-in-Law. It is made from maple and mahogany with a 1/4” baltic birch plywood bottom. Finished with General Finishes Seal-a-Cell and 4 coats Arm-r-Seal.

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#1 posted 05-29-2010 02:20 AM

pretty fancy card holder well done.

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#2 posted 05-29-2010 02:31 AM

Very nice card holder. I like the way you used the strip of maple across the top of the back – gives the box a balanced look. Nice choice of woods, they complement each other very well.


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#3 posted 05-29-2010 02:57 AM

Nice holder

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#4 posted 05-29-2010 03:03 AM

Very nice, the contrasts in the wood really set it off.

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#5 posted 05-29-2010 03:03 AM

Thanks Jim. It is actually full maple for the back with an angled piece of mahogany glued inside. Thanks again for the compliment.


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#6 posted 05-29-2010 03:07 AM

Beautiful, I always like the use of maple and a dark wood

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#7 posted 05-29-2010 03:23 AM

Nice work. I like the contrast of woods.

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#8 posted 05-29-2010 03:45 AM

Very fancy card holder well done.

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#9 posted 05-29-2010 04:21 AM

Well done

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#10 posted 05-29-2010 04:44 AM

That is a sweet card holder!! Thanks for sharing. I loved the color contrast on the finger joints. Real nice touch!!

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#11 posted 05-29-2010 07:39 PM

I like the contrast of woods.


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#12 posted 05-30-2010 04:56 AM

It is very nice, I’d love to have it on my desk. Are the sides and front 1/4” as well?

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#13 posted 05-30-2010 05:41 AM

Hi Mike,

No, the sides are 3/8” thick with a 1/4” finger joint. I prefer a 3:2 ratio for thickness of sides to finger joints, it seems to be the most pleasing to my eye. Thank you for the comment.


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#14 posted 06-12-2010 02:15 AM

That is beautiful!

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#15 posted 10-21-2011 04:29 AM

Nice card holder…the wood combo and fingerjoints set it apart from the crowd : )

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