|Project by itsmic||posted 01-11-2011 10:36 PM||2892 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
Hi Everyone Here is one of my latest boxes, it is 3 of 5, the first two I have to put the Finnish on yet, and 4 and 5 are in the beginning stages. I make my boxes is series for two reasons, I get as much of the same type wood as I can find, and cut all the boards into sides and fronts/backs, and then I now bunch boards together to cut the box joints for all the boxes in the series at one time. This box is for Leroy, a good friend from Colorado. This box measures, Apx 6 by 9 and 4 1/4 high, it features a raised tiger stripe veneered floor, 5/16th box joints, a mitered book end matched tiger striped veneered panel lid, and also I cut a lip to fit into the body of the box. It has mortised brass hinges and a chain to support the lid. It is finished with natural stain and two coats of poly. I am not sure of the type of wood, I got it from breaking down pallets. It seems to be a hard wood of lessor density than a maple or oak, it has a slight reddish tint to it, which seemed to turn to mostly a brown look after the natural stain was put on. I will investigate, and hopefully will determine it’s type by the time I post the other boxes in the series. Lots of fun making them, thanks for looking, and any comments, or ideas about the wood would be welcomed.
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