|Project by VerteramoFurniture7||posted 09-24-2011 04:42 AM||5887 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a wedding card box that I built for my wedding on September 9th, 2011. I had the idea that I wanted to build a wedding card box since we got engaged but the project kept getting pushed back due to things around the house that needed to get done. This box was started 5 days before our wedding. I was going to make a simple mdf box and paint it. Then I realized I had some scrap wood around so the project changed to solid wood. It was going to be a simple box, but I keep adding to it.
The box is made of white oak and Spanish cedar. The frame is white oak that came from an Uncle’s farm in Virginia. The Spanish cedar panels were 1/4 thick scraps that I glued to pieces together to get the width I needed.
The top started out going to be just flat and the same size as box. As the time got shorter I worried about getting it to fit just right and match the box. So I decided to make it overhang (even thou it did square up good) after doing that I decided to add a profile. Once I saw that I tried a bigger version of the profile added to the bottom. After I got that all done I routed the slot into the top.
The finish two coats of amber shellac topped with two coats of water based pre cat lacquer. It was finished two days before wedding.
The hardware was installed the night before the wedding with my brother in-law after the rehearsal dinner. And the plaque was a gift from my brother in-law.
I am very very very happy how it came out and received a lot of complements at the wedding. Surprisingly it was not as stress full as I thought it would be. It was actually quite relaxing since I was not able to do much fun woodworking during the planning stages of the wedding.