|Project by Andy||posted 04-24-2011 05:39 PM||4775 views||36 times favorited||55 comments|
I made this box for Dan and Elaine Kley, friends who are moving back to Hawaii. I will miss them very much and wanted them to take a reminder of Oregon with them.
( Or I could have just sent a water balloon so they could remember the rain)
I started this box on Monday and finished it Saturday , with only 15 minutes before we were to leave for their going-away-party. The pictures were rushed, sorry about that, but I got a few to post anyway.
This is the first shaped box I have done without a center piece, a medallion, and this was something I wanted to try and also saved me a lot of time. I like the effect.
I didnt make a divider for the interior because it was intended for both him and her and not sure of its future use, plus I didnt have time anyway.
The body is a wild piece of Pecan/Hickory that our cabinet shop tossed because it had hairline checking and didnt blend with the surrounding wood. The top is Claro Walnut.
The handle is Bloodwood with a Maple swirl and inset tubing.
Finish is Deft spray lacquer from an aerosol can.
The interior bottom is lined with tan suede-cloth.
Thanks in advance for looking and comments.
-- If I can do it, so can you.