Design of a bread box

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Project by Al Navas posted 11-13-2007 04:16 PM 3738 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box sitting on our harvest table, prior to delivery:

The shiplapped boards that make up the back of the box, with the edges beveled to 45°:

I have a 10-minute video of the “build” of this box on my blog. Thanks for looking!

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#1 posted 11-13-2007 04:31 PM

Nice work! Beautiful craftsmanship. The wood is gorgeous as is the finish.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#2 posted 11-13-2007 04:42 PM

if I had the room for one….

this is really nice.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 11-13-2007 04:54 PM

Very cool woodworking.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#4 posted 11-13-2007 06:06 PM

Jeeze Al, that quilted maple looks like it was carved into the wood! Beautiful!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 11-13-2007 06:29 PM

I first thought the center panel was dented up metal! Very interesting look.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Al Navas

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#6 posted 11-13-2007 06:35 PM

Thank you all!

I apologize, but I forgot to include two things:

1. The wood is quarter-sawn sycamore
2. The finish is Waterlox

The rest IS on the blog :) . Thanks for looking!

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 11-13-2007 07:25 PM


-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 11-13-2007 07:58 PM

Wow Al, that is an amazing looking box.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Al Navas

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#9 posted 11-13-2007 10:49 PM

Thanks, Thos. and Bill. You folks are so kind!!!

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#10 posted 11-14-2007 12:46 AM

this is really , really nice ! what in the world is the door panel made with ? id like a bunch of it !

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#11 posted 11-14-2007 12:56 AM

Man, that is too nice to keep bread in! That door panel is insane! It looks 3D. Did you use any tricks to get the figure to pop? Nice work


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Mark A. DeCou

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#12 posted 11-14-2007 03:21 PM


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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Al Navas

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#13 posted 11-14-2007 04:40 PM

Thanks, trim, Brad, and Mark!

The door has glass in it – it popped by itself :-) . We selected it to match the glass in our daughter’s upper cabinets.

-- Al Navas, Country Club, MO,

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#14 posted 11-14-2007 05:26 PM

Al, Very impressive project as usual.


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 11-14-2007 05:30 PM

I love the door panel.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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