Wine bottle gift box

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Project by MrDan posted 08-30-2011 09:33 AM 1880 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a wedding gift for a good friend (with a bottle of wine inside). The box is reclaimed mahogany that was torn out of a really old house during a remodel. It’s probably 100+ years old or so. It has nails holes in various places but the grain was just so beautiful that I wanted to use it for something special. And boy, was that a joy to work, my dovetail saw and I fell in love with it…I wish I had more of it.
The top is walnut. Finished with watco and wax.

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#1 posted 08-30-2011 10:28 AM

Well done I’m sure he will love it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-30-2011 12:45 PM

Nice box. Beautiful grain.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#3 posted 08-31-2011 12:55 AM

Beautiful! It would be difficult, if not impossible, to find a bottle of wine good enough to go in it!

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#4 posted 08-31-2011 06:27 PM

Great looking box, wonderful gift, this wood is beautiful and the joints are very nicely done, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#5 posted 08-31-2011 08:15 PM

I have to ask about that top left rail. Was that add to fix a pin problem or was that really designed that way? It is a very interesting design feature.

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#6 posted 08-31-2011 10:54 PM

Bibb, for a minute there I didn’t know what you were referring to… There is no rail, it just looks like that due to the way the grain changes color at that spot, it’s one solid piece…but I see where you’re coming from.

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