|Project by DustyNewt||posted 11-13-2007 03:54 AM||8506 views||16 times favorited||14 comments|
Have I mentioned that I hate hardware? I don’t know what it is but steel and brass frustrate me. Although there is some truly beautiful hinges and knobs out there, and you really can’t beat those heavy duty, silent drawer slides, or the adjustability of European hinges, something about them intimidates me.
So I have been experimenting with wooden hardware. Here is my first box with wooden hinges. It measure 6×7’ x 3” high. The body of the box is poplar, with the hinges, lifter and feet in zebra wood. The top is a piece of trunk wood from my yard that I dried and resawed into veneer. I am not sure what the correct name of the tree is. We call it a Raintree. It is fairly soft when dry. They are very prolific and are quickly becoming a nuisance in our part of Florida along with the Orchid trees (again, I don’t know the correct name).
The finish on the veneer started with tinted linseed oil, four coats of thinned polyurethane cover the whole box inside and out.
I have learned from these first couple hinges and the next should be better.
-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/