Not Just Any Box (updated info)

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Project by Krisztian posted 01-04-2008 06:12 AM 3013 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my mom for Christmas. The box is made out of five different woods. Valnut,bubinga,ebony,ziricote,1/4inch plywood (bottom),poplar devider. The Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra)
Tobacco brown to reddish brown with irregular dark brown or blackish streaks and variegations.
Small to medium sized tree may reach 100 feet at maturity.
Beautiful flecks on quarter sawn surface. Hard and heavy. Holds its place well in service. Hard, yet easy to work and takes a high polish.Source Region: Mexico, Central and South America.
The box is finished with a few coats of denish oil.

-- Krisztian VA My website:

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#1 posted 01-04-2008 06:32 AM

Very pretty! What are the woods used?

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

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#2 posted 01-04-2008 06:58 AM

That’s a fine one! I like the wood, especially the lid. Looks like bocote.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 01-04-2008 08:32 AM

Very nice looking. I really like the corner detail. Good Luck.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-04-2008 08:43 AM

Very nice box – mom should be very pleased.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 01-04-2008 12:46 PM

What a stunning top. The construction looks great.

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#6 posted 01-04-2008 12:55 PM

That’s a nice box and some really beautiful wood.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 01-04-2008 01:31 PM

oooooh that lid!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 01-04-2008 02:50 PM

A fine looking box.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 01-04-2008 03:13 PM

Sweet. It’s a beaut.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 01-04-2008 06:24 PM

Author, author….I love what you did with the corners. Could you (please, please, please) give just a little more information. The woods would be nice.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#11 posted 01-04-2008 06:31 PM

I like it! Very nice. I agree with Odie, would love to hear some more details about the construction and wood species. Great gift for your Mom!


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#12 posted 01-04-2008 08:06 PM

Very beautiful, great work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#13 posted 01-05-2008 04:05 AM

Thanks everyone for the grate feedback.

-- Krisztian VA My website:

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#14 posted 01-05-2008 04:52 AM

Great looking box and a real combination of wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 01-06-2008 12:31 AM

Very nice. Beautiful wood selection.

-- Happy woodworking!

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