|Project by BertFlores58||posted 03-27-2011 04:44 PM||2337 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
The effect of mixing natural color of wood is exciting. The hour glass board that I featured as one of my designs posted in my blog waited for a long time (50 days ago from now) to be functional. I want to venture on a two dimensional box out of it and I think I made a 3D. I can call it 3D if the bottom was of the same as the top plus the inside part.
A lot of gluing including the strips of wood was tremendously a hard labor and time consuming. Every piece of wood was cut by handsaw and planed manually. The pieces of wood that I used here are all recycled. There is one specie of wood that I used which is a very nice driftwood, unidentified but according to the source it is already more than 100 years old. The wood still so good and it planed very smooth. There is also a specie coming from KAKAWATE the yellow strips which is turning brown as time passes by. This is the reason why I havent applied varnish on the box.
I do have errors on allignment but it is alright for me. There might be next time to do it accurately. The secret of making the side stiff and strong is the bottom board which is joined with shoulders from inside. You can see the photo 5 how I routed the groove. Photo 6 is how the bottom board was clamped in. I do not want to have the bottom seen that is why it was inside. Do not worry on the ends of those strips… they are all hardwoods and not easily splits. I even have difficulty in planing the end grain portion.
If you want to see the lid how it was made then just see in my posted blog.
HOPE YOU ENJOY ONE FUNCTIONAL BOARD OUT FROM NOWHERE….
Size of the box (outside dimension) = 5×4 x 12 inches.