Wedding Box

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Project by freidasdad posted 07-03-2010 04:51 AM 2124 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here it is my 1st post. This is a box I made for my daughters wedding. A drop box for the wedding cards.
The sides are goncalvo alves. I’ve never heard of it before but I saw it at the wood store and had to have it. It’s a beautiful wood and easy to work with. The lid, bottom and keys are walnut, a nice contrast. The lid has a small brass plate with their names and the date of the wedding. The stand for the lid is poplar from a pallet I got from Lowe’s. Everything has 6 coats of Deft satin lacquer.
This the 1st box I’ve made with a wrap around grain and I was pretty pleased with the result. I also managed to get the miters tight and square. That’s also a 1st. I used a sled to cut the miters. I haven’t been able to get decent miters on the chop saw.
I’m happy with the end product and my daugher loved it. That’s her in the last picture.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#1 posted 07-03-2010 05:22 AM

Nice job on that box Mike.
It came out great.
Congratulations to your daughter on her wedding!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 07-03-2010 06:13 AM

Thanks Eric…for the comments and the congratulations

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#3 posted 07-03-2010 07:23 AM

Fantastic box. Nice touch of leaving the knot in the front. I like the natural character of the wood to show.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 07-03-2010 07:47 AM

never heard of that wood but it looks great. a nice momento for your daughter too…

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#5 posted 07-03-2010 07:50 AM

That’s a great project to remember that special wedding day. Nice selection of wood; the grain is quite interesting; walnut is always an excellent complimentary species. Congratulations to you AND your daughter!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 07-03-2010 08:22 AM

thanks for the comments and encouragement——
Scrappy—-the knot was the feature that caught my eye in the lumber rack—-very striking—-

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#7 posted 07-03-2010 10:51 AM

Great project and wood is awesome. Glad to here you little girl found Love, and really liked the box! Congrats to your family!

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

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#8 posted 07-03-2010 03:20 PM

Good looking box. I really like wood with “character”

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#9 posted 07-03-2010 08:32 PM

Nicely done
Good job
Congratulations to your daughter on her wedding!

Have a nice day

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#10 posted 07-03-2010 09:24 PM

Nice job, Mike. Good contast on the woods and an interesting grain pattern on the sides.
Thanks for sharing this.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#11 posted 07-04-2010 12:32 AM

Nice miters. Nice and thick – really looks handsome.

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#12 posted 07-04-2010 01:01 AM

great job ,
good wood ,
beautiful daughter ,
(i’m a sap for love) ,
the best to them on this their journey together .

and congrats to you ,
now you can move into the next one ,
with more confidence .
looking forward to that .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 07-04-2010 04:09 AM

Very nice box. A great gift for her to remember.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#14 posted 07-04-2010 04:27 AM

Beautiful box and a lovely daughter. A special box in so many ways… Brim full of love, but with room to add special keepsakes. The knot is certainly eye-catching, and you did an excellent job grain matching it around the corners. It will no doubt be a treasure for her for ever.

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#15 posted 07-05-2010 04:53 PM

great box with a wonderful use

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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