|Project by shipwright||posted 09-29-2010 12:01 AM||14106 views||111 times favorited||81 comments|
This little box is the first piece I have made with an eye to selling it. I let my imagination go a bit wild and consequently there are a lot of features. I wanted to explore different hinges, veneer matched miters, box on stand design, use some Western Maple I just acquired and generally be artistic. Then, just as I was reaching for a brush to dab on a bit if Wenge veneer for accent, my sleeve caught on the veneer can and knocked it over. It ruined the whole piece.
Seriously, the most challenging thing here was that the grain matches from the top over all sides sort of like a waterfall and the drip pattern follows continuously around the box. That means that with no framing inside the miters had to be perfect the first time. Any re-cutting would ruin a grain match or matches somewhere. It is finished in Minwax wipe on poly.
The piece is about 31” high by 22” wide by 16” deep. There are a few more photos here:
Check my blog for tutorial on the creation of Oops! http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/18388
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/