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"Split Level"

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Project by Triumph1 posted 06-28-2018 01:23 PM 1353 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The idea of a double compartment box that shared a common wall had bounced around in my head for a while. Once I related the idea to a classic architectural design I knew I had to start creating it. That was the beginning of the “Split Level” box.

The main body is made from some very curly birch. I paid very close attention to how I was cutting the board up so that the upper and lower box pieces grain would line up with the main middle piece once assembled. Even though it is a blind dovetail joint I wanted the grain to flow as good as possible. I did use a router to create the dovetails. A part of that work was a climb cut on the router so a feather board system had to be used.

The legs are made from black walnut. The window portion on the main leg is made from hard maple. It is made as a floating panel. The leg spacers are black walnut also. They are actually “+” shaped so they act as a spacer and a tenon at the same time.

The roofs are made from figured black walnut. The grain runs through them also which is seen when you place them next to each other. All edges of the roof have been chamfered with a block plane to match chamfers on the main body and legs.

“Split Level” is lined with a funky green fabric. I was envisioning a shag carpet when I chose it. “Split Level” is 8” x 4.25” x 6.75”. It has been finished with four soakings of Danish Oil and two waxings. Thanks for looking!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!





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wood2art

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#1 posted 06-28-2018 01:29 PM

Very architectural. Nice job.

-- Jim, Minnesota

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Triumph1

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#2 posted 06-28-2018 01:49 PM



Very architectural. Nice job.

- wood2art

Thanks Jim! It was a fun one to work on.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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shipwright

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#3 posted 06-28-2018 01:58 PM

You still got it! Always a treat to see the workings of your mind materialize in a new box creation.
This one is no exception. I love it!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Woodknack

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#4 posted 06-28-2018 02:38 PM

Unlike any box I’ve seen, other than a house, and appears well crafted. It’s fun to look at and I like it.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#5 posted 06-28-2018 02:48 PM

Love it! Love it! Love it!
Your creativity is so refreshing!
Roman, the Bootman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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Triumph1

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#6 posted 06-28-2018 02:56 PM



You still got it! Always a treat to see the workings of your mind materialize in a new box creation.
This one is no exception. I love it!

- shipwright

Thank you Paul. Great to see you here yet. I just checked out your facebook page a bit…very cool.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Triumph1

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#7 posted 06-28-2018 02:57 PM



Unlike any box I ve seen, other than a house, and appears well crafted. It s fun to look at and I like it.

- Woodknack

A perfect comment…I always strive to new new designs! Thank you.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Triumph1

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#8 posted 06-28-2018 02:57 PM



Love it! Love it! Love it!
Your creativity is so refreshing!
Roman, the Bootman

- Roman – THE BOOTMAN

Thank you very much Roman!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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tyvekboy

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#9 posted 06-28-2018 03:31 PM

Like the design. Very interesting.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#10 posted 06-28-2018 04:10 PM

This is a very creative box and it’s quite beautiful. It’s an elegant design and displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Triumph1

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#11 posted 06-28-2018 05:40 PM



This is a very creative box and it s quite beautiful. It s an elegant design and displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

- helluvawreck

Thank you Charles. It’s nice when people notice the details.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Triumph1

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#12 posted 06-28-2018 05:41 PM



Like the design. Very interesting.

- tyvekboy

Thank you Tyvekboy!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#13 posted 06-28-2018 09:17 PM

Another one of your inspired and well executed designs.

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Woodbridge

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#14 posted 06-28-2018 09:37 PM

Your work is always so imaginative. The craftsmanship is well thought out and executed flawlessly. Thanks again for sharing another “out of the box” box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Boxguy

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#15 posted 06-28-2018 11:28 PM

Jeff, this is a fascinating concept. The shared wall really is a unique idea. The birch and Black Walnut are a beautiful combination. The joinery is done with care and the craftsmanship is superb. In a two-d format, I can’t quite decide if the space between the body and the legs is a plus. It does make the “box” portion distinct and highlights the look. I grew up in a split-level home, so I have a special affinity for this design.

Kudos on your photography. It is crisp and clean. You took the same care in your photos that you took in the construction of this box. What a pleasure to enjoy seeing your latest creation. Thanks for sharing this. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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