Asian Style Box

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Project by degoose posted 12-09-2010 10:13 PM 2053 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 12-09-2010 10:17 PM

Very Cool Looking !!

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

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#2 posted 12-09-2010 10:17 PM

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 12-09-2010 10:24 PM

Beautiful box, Larry! Super Craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 12-09-2010 10:32 PM

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 12-09-2010 10:36 PM

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 12-09-2010 10:36 PM

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 12-09-2010 10:50 PM

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 12-09-2010 11:51 PM

Beautiful box, and workmanship, Larry!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 12-10-2010 12:02 AM

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

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#10 posted 12-10-2010 12:06 AM

Nice box!


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#11 posted 12-10-2010 12:11 AM

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

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#12 posted 12-10-2010 12:37 AM

Very nice!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 12-10-2010 01:17 AM

It is so perfect!

-- christine

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#14 posted 12-10-2010 01:18 AM

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 12-10-2010 01:44 AM

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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