|Project by FaTToaD||posted 07-13-2011 03:53 AM||2179 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
A couple months back my mother called me up and said “Remember that redwood box you made me, well Zoey was playing with it and…” and my heart stopped. First thing through my mind was that my five year old niece, Zoey, had broken the first box I was really proud of and a gift to my mother. ”...and she really wants one of her own” she finished saying. Wow, talk about scaring me half to death! After I calmed down I said sure, I had some wood that would be perfect for her and off I went pondering what kind of box to make. After a lot of thought this is what I came up with…
It’s very similar to the “palm” boxes I keep seeing on here. The main differences being that I used a piece of 1/4” ply for the bottom and you can’t see my hinge pins. I didn’t have enough wood to make the bottom match the sides or top so I just used some scrap ply and covered both sides with red felt. I made a box similar to this a couple years ago when I first started, I’m too ashamed of it to put it on LumberJocks, and have been wanting to make another ever since. Of course all the palm boxes started showing up on the projects page so I figured I’d have to give it a try.
The sides of the box are zebrawood and the top is bubinga with a curly maple “Z” inlayed into it. Overall it measures approximately 7”x4”x4”. I finished it with an oil/varnish blend followed by a couple coats of poly and wax to help make it ‘five year old proof’.
Overall I’m happy with how it turned out. This was my first inlay and I really thought I was going to screw it up but it came out alright. I almost didn’t want to give it up, maybe I’ll make one for myself as soon as the kitchen cabinet facelift is finished…
Thanks for looking! Any comments or feedback will be appreciated.