|Project by YorkshireStewart||posted 07-20-2010 09:18 PM||3259 views||23 times favorited||50 comments|
Our son-in-law deposited a tree stump on our driveway some months ago and I recently posted details of the first box I’d made from its ‘contents’. The wood it provides gets better and better. The lid on this, my latest box, is one of the most stunning looking pieces of wood I have worked with. It has great contrast between sapwood and heartwood; an amazing range of colours; areas of ripple; exceptionally fine spalting; little areas of tiny knots; and fascinating flame effects. Oh, and a symmetrical natural bark edge. Mother Nature’s magic indeed.
I kept the design (as such) very simple and let the wood tell the story. No visible corner joints; I used lock mitres to give strength. Hinge is a variation on my usual wooden variety pivotting, as usual, on a knitting needle. I added the small cut-outs at the base just to lighten it visually.
Dimensions are around 10” x 7” x 6” and the lift out tray is ripple sycamore lined with green crushed velvet.
Another box that Mrs YS wouldn’t allow to leave the house!
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