|Project by SPalm||posted 12-18-2010 11:16 PM||5691 views||12 times favorited||45 comments|
This is a box that I built for my best friend, who also happens to be my wife. She wanted a simple, but stylish box to have on her desk to keep things in. The large lift out tray was kept divider free in order not limit the size and shape of the contents. The bottom divider was kept simple to allow goodies to hide there, and also be used as a support for the top tray.
The piece of cherry that I used has been in my shop for a while, waiting for something like this. It has wonderful chatoyancy. It is book-matched on the corners, but the box joints kind of hide that. The top is a frame and panel with a birch burl center. The tray panel and bottom are cherry. All three panels were veneered in my vacuum press. The tray and divider are out of tiger maple.
I went with box joints throughout the design, trying to incorporate them into the box, divider, tray, and even the hinges. The hinges were left boxy for this reason. The hinge pins and attachment pins are bamboo. I find that bamboo works really well for this, as it is strong, straight, and takes glue well.
The size is about 6×10 x 4 inches. The finish is several coats of wipe on poly. I will give it a buff of wax in a couple of days.
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