Spalted Deco Box

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Project by cut3times posted 1323 days ago 1604 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box out of spalted popular and Bubinga. I had the popular for quite a while and could tell it had spalting from looking at the end grain. I did not realize how much until I started hand planning and watching it appear. I tried to make it different by making short legs to show as much spalting as possible and adding a deco flare to the lid. It also has four corner matching on the sides. It is finished with Tung oil and wax.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#1 posted 1323 days ago

I usually don’t care that much for spalted wood projects, but this really works for me. Maybe it was the careful matching in the corners or the art deco style, but I like it. Congratulations on a fine box.

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#2 posted 1323 days ago

wonderful design and great attention to detail, Thanks for sharing

-- Joe, Florida

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#3 posted 1323 days ago

Sweet little box! The spalting is beautiful and your design lets it show off. I really like those trays too. Thanks for posting.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#4 posted 1323 days ago

Nice little box.


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#5 posted 1323 days ago

Well done

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#6 posted 1323 days ago

This seems more like a chunk of beautiful marble the way you wrapped the grain so perfectly. And the trays are great. Terrific piece.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#7 posted 1323 days ago

Very, very nice, Jerry!!
Chip took the thought right out of my head… It’s so well-matched, it looks like stone!!

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

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#8 posted 1323 days ago

Mixture of artistry and craftsmanship = Great result!

-- Smitty

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#9 posted 1323 days ago

Definitely caught my eye. Beautiful work.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#10 posted 1323 days ago

Beautiful box. (and perfect photos)

-- Jiri

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#11 posted 1323 days ago

I have no words, JUST DELICIOUS !

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#12 posted 1323 days ago

Great work, love this wood. This is the 2nd project I have looked at that used this wood. Would like to find some.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 1323 days ago

Excellent! That would is great, but its how you used it that makes it shine. Well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 1323 days ago

First time I see spalted poplar. Just rocks my socks. Nice craftsmanship dude!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#15 posted 1323 days ago

Nice work, thanks for posting. What I really like about LumberJocks is that you can easily link to a LJ’s other work. Your other projects are very good too.

Get back to work, your efforts inspire us, we want to see more…


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