Bank, Veneered

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Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 09-07-2010 03:31 AM 2122 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as a tissue box cover but my wife decided she wanted a bank. Body is 1/4” BB plywood covered with Pomelle Sapele veneer; top is 1/4” BB Plywood with Quilted Big Leaf Maple veneer. Bottom panel is screwed in on four edges to allow access. Miter keys are maple.

Hope to get a picture that shows the Quilted Maple figure better later on.

Fun project – first time I had veneered the entire project. I’ve done veneered tops before but it sure takes more time to do the entire body, too!


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#1 posted 09-07-2010 03:40 AM

Nice looking bank nice choice of woods . Is it full yet I need to borrow some money?.....................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#2 posted 09-07-2010 03:56 AM

well done ,

me too ,
but i’ll borrow it from
schloemoe ,

till it’s full again .

-- 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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#3 posted 09-07-2010 07:22 AM

Great wood combination Jim. I have yet to try using veneer and this inspires me to do just that. Excellent job!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#4 posted 09-07-2010 12:48 PM

A fine looking box. Love the colors and corner locks, nice build.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Vern Little

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#5 posted 10-17-2010 02:36 PM

Good looking box Jim. Looking at your projects, it looks like you are getting those boxes figured out.

-- Earth first, we'll drill the rest of the planets later. Vern

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