|Project by Ian Hawthorne||posted 04-28-2011 07:56 AM||3618 views||24 times favorited||38 comments|
We were commissioned to make this box as a gift for HRH Prince William & Catherine Middleton.
The box is made from native sycamore and has 2 lift out trays. Each tray has been divided up into 12 sections and then covered in lamb nappa. On the front of the trays there is some inlay work which is an abstract crown and is made from polyester resin. The main box lid consists of 6 pieces of slip matched ripple sycamore running at an angle with the royal monogram in the middle, the monogram is made from dyed blue and boxwood veneers produced by Aryma Uk http://www.marquetry.co.uk/news/ and has been sand shaded to add depth.
The lid border and escutcheon is made with black acetal, the lock strike plates where produced on my mill from brass and the hinges were produced to my specs.
Finished with 3 coats of blonde shellac followed by wax for a silky smooth finish.
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