|Project by thewoodartist||posted 09-29-2010 09:27 AM||1541 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
It started off simple, though they rarely do. He wanted a box, no particular size, no particular usage. But…it was to commemorate a trip to the Oregon coast, and the weekend when they became engaged.
Okay, in some ways this is my ideal project…where I’m give a vague set of directions and then allowed to let my imagination run wild. In this case, the search was on for the “perfect” piece of wood to symbolize more than just a present.
After a bunch of searching, I found the top for this box on a pallet. It wasn’t all that special, until I saw the grain that just screamed of a breaker rolling against the shore. From there, the rest was easy. The owner added the little plaque on the top. Personally, I would have left it off…but…it’s his box.
The rest of the box is also “pallet wood” and I can only say it’s something in the mahogany family. I have no idea what the wood on the top is, and, frankly, didn’t much care. It was borrowed back for these pictures, so it’s seen a little use.