Asian Style Box

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Project by degoose posted 1324 days ago 1823 views 2 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the finished box from the Teaser post.
Loosely fashioned after a Neil Scobie design, I used Silky Oak for the main frames and legs and Queensland Red Cedar for the panels.. Lined with green felt. The top of the side frames double as handles for lifting the box.
Dimensions are… 10 inched by 10 inches and just over 5 inches high.
Several coats of Danish Oil. The 90 degree hinge was sourced from Lee Valley in Canada..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 1324 days ago

Very Cool Looking !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 1324 days ago

Great design, Larry.
The flair on the legs really gives it some style.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 1324 days ago

Beautiful box, Larry! Super Craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 1324 days ago

Larry,...You always seem to one up yourself. Great job!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 1324 days ago

Nice Work, Larry!!
I think you’re starting to enjoy this wood thingy… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 1324 days ago

Very nice box. Well done.

I’m always interested in woods I have not seen before. I don’t think I have ever seen either of these woods before. The oak looks a little like oak that I am familiar with – but still quite different. The cedar does not look like any cedar I have seen before. I’m curious – is that cedar a solid hard wood? It looks like it in the pictures, but pictures can be deceiving. Cedar in the US is a relatively soft, light wood.

Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 1324 days ago

well larry i would have to say you sure nailed another fantastic box…great wood choices and the felt inside looks great…nice and tight…between you and andy…your getting me juices going for some boxes myself…ive done a few…but need to catch up to you guys…some great inspiration for sure….....ill now have to stand on my head in order to understand this down under stuff…:)).

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 1324 days ago

Beautiful box, and workmanship, Larry!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 1324 days ago

Congrats on another beautiful box! You are the wood whisperer!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#10 posted 1324 days ago

Nice box!


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#11 posted 1324 days ago

Hey Larry,
Now that is one sweet looking project…well done.

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#12 posted 1324 days ago

Very nice!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 1324 days ago

It is so perfect!

-- christine

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#14 posted 1324 days ago

Gotta love that silky oak! Really like the curved legs. Great job Larry!

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

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#15 posted 1324 days ago

you just keep

-- 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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