Tea Box with Drawers

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Project by dustynewt posted 02-03-2008 11:26 PM 3303 views 3 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is for my wife and her various teas.

It is oak plywood with zebrawood banding on the front and eucalyptus veneer on the drawer fronts. It measures 8×11” x 8” deep. Finish is linseed oil, polyurethane and wax. The drawer construction is just 1/4” oak plywood with butt joints. Strong enough for their size and what they’ll be used for. Next one, I want to do with solid wood and dovetails.

It has a French cleat on the back to hang on the kitchen wall. We haven’t decided where to hang it yet.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 11:31 PM

Aw, dusty… it’s gorgeous! Really nice piece. It’ll look great hanging on the wall.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 02-03-2008 11:32 PM

this is great… I need one for my daughter’s teas…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 02-03-2008 11:32 PM

That’s a really nice box, Dusty!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 02-03-2008 11:43 PM

I like it soo much that I’ll be over for a cup of tea.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 02-03-2008 11:58 PM

Excellent work, Dusty!

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

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#6 posted 02-04-2008 12:19 AM

A pretty spiffy box. I like the drawer fronts, they give a nice contrast to the rest of the box. The drawer handle are pretty cool too.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 02-04-2008 01:10 AM

This is a nice job Dusty. I really enjoy the contrasting wood especially the eucalyptus. I have never had the opportunity to work with this wood. The color and grain pattern look gorgeous.

The french cleat will make it easy to install and move if necessary. I use this on all my shop and garage wall cabinets. It sure beats trying to hit a stud from inside the cabinet.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 02-04-2008 01:28 AM

Tea has never looked so good…Great job Dusty.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#9 posted 02-04-2008 01:42 AM

Very well done, Dusty.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 02-04-2008 02:02 AM

wow ! very nice piece , great choice of wood . nice work dusty

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#11 posted 02-04-2008 06:15 AM

very nice box…you do excellent work..the drawers have a kind of flow to them.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#12 posted 02-04-2008 07:49 AM

Great looking box!

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

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#13 posted 02-04-2008 10:20 AM

Very nice

-- Marge, Colorado

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#14 posted 02-04-2008 01:06 PM

I am impressed dusty, great job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 02-04-2008 04:27 PM

I like this a lot, nicely done.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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