|Project by PurpLev||posted 01-04-2011 05:44 PM||4011 views||11 times favorited||37 comments|
A Box over 2 years in the making. Started with a lot of good intents, but hit a few mental and confidence blocks which extended the build time for what seemed like forever. Finally it is off my workbench!
The box measures 10”w x 10”d x 12”h and is made of Mahogany and striped with Maple for accent which was then resawed to make the box parts. Drawers are Poplar with Oak fronts veneered with Curly Anigre. Knobs are shaped Mahogany cutoffs from the box.
The box is intended for bead jewelry making and will house beads, strings, and lower large drawer is set for tools (pliers/cutters) and may later on include a fitted insert.
Finish is 5 coats of dewaxed shellac mixed with mahogany sawdust to seal the wood followed by 3 coats of oil poly to protect the box as it will see constant use.
When I started the box I was very inspired by GaryK’s Box of Drawers, but it has since then took a life of it’s own according to my own capabilities and capacity.
I will still tweak it slightly as the knobs are extending about 1/32 too far out, and I would like add feet, and raise the lower tier of drawers off the front work surface, but all in all it’s done with and I consider it finished (literally)
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