|Project by freidasdad||posted 07-03-2010 04:51 AM||1923 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
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.
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