Abby's Box

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Project by cfajason posted 12-17-2010 05:31 AM 1563 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked me to make a art supply box for her niece. It turned out to look great and I had to share it.

Made it out of 1/2” cherry, mitered corners, and 3/4’ maple for the top. I put walnut splines and mortised the hinges by hand. I finished with spray satin poly.

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#1 posted 12-17-2010 06:37 AM

A nice, practical box. Your wife should be happy and so should your niece. Are you going add anything to the inside to help organize supplies?

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 12-17-2010 08:48 AM

An wonderful choice of woods and the edge treatment to the top is classic.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#3 posted 12-17-2010 01:45 PM

Nice box. Your niece will cherrish it for a long time. I have always like the combation of the Cherry Maple and Walnut together..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 12-17-2010 03:03 PM

That’s one good looking art box. I’m sure Abby is going to love it! Nice job on the hinges as well.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 12-17-2010 03:43 PM

Great looking box. Just think a few trays inside and you have a jewelry box..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#6 posted 12-17-2010 04:43 PM

Classic box. Clean lines, great wood combination and solidly built. Beautiful. No doubt she’ll cherish it forever…

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

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#7 posted 12-17-2010 04:57 PM

Clean and classy. Great wood combo, too.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 12-20-2010 12:06 AM

Nice job. Doe’s the top panel float in the top frame? I love the bevel on it. Couple of dividers set inside would keep the contents from shifting around.

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#9 posted 07-20-2016 06:56 PM

Beautiful box.

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