|Project by RS Woodworks||posted 09-16-2010 05:11 AM||1723 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is a band saw box I just completed. I wanted to come up with a bit of an original design as opposed to copying something out of a book. I came up with the idea of a leaf shape, with leaf shaped drawers, the cut ins for the drawers acting as the stems of the leaves. I also wanted to have it sit on a base, something to compliment and not overpower the box itself.
I chose a piece of curly mango wood for the box. This is the first time I’ve ever worked with mango. It’s nice, but it gets a real “dirty” look to it when finished, which I wasn’t all that happy about. It does have some curl, some spalt, and some nice pinkish color tones to it though. The little pulls and the base is African mahogany. I shaped the base with the band saw and then just lots and lots of sanding.
The finish is about five coats of wipe on poly, and then paste wax applied with 0000 steel wool. The pulls are CA glued on prior to finishing. The inside of the drawers are suede flocked. The base is attached to the box with glue and two #6 countersunk screws.
Please let me know what you think of this design, I’d really like some feedback on this one, as I’m planning to use it again soon.
Thanks for looking.
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