Spalted Maple Keepsake Box

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Project by Tom Regnier posted 09-04-2017 07:45 AM 1676 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My local wood supplier had a bunch of this spalted wormy maple that I just couldn’t pass up. I’m making plans for a coffee table and a hand tool cabinet but in the mean time I made a few of these boxes. I’d seen this in a magazine and thought the box style and spalted maple went really well together.
The box itself is pretty simple….I used one continuous piece to match up the grain pattern. I used the tape method to glue it all up which worked real well. The top is beveled underneath and has a rabbet to fit the box top opening.
The legs are walnut and after cutting them I just sanded and shaped by hand. They’re held in with 1/4 ” steel rod and some epoxy. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 09-04-2017 01:15 PM

Nice job! I like that design, I built a small box last week and used tape to glue it up and was amazed at how well it works

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#2 posted 09-04-2017 04:46 PM

Cool design. Spalted maple looks magnificant.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-04-2017 05:47 PM

Really neat design – spalted maple is great

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 09-04-2017 06:19 PM

This box is very nice and the wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 09-04-2017 08:55 PM

Very nice design on the box. The spalted maple is excellent.

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

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#6 posted 09-04-2017 11:03 PM

Love the unique design of this box, you did a wonderful job!!! Thank you for sharing!!


-- Greg Gimbel, Rifle, Colorado,

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