|Project by Dan||posted 10-06-2011 07:29 PM||4060 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I had been trying to think of something small to make that I could complete in a couple of days and I just couldn’t come up with anything I wanted to make. So I asked my wife if there was something I could make for her and she said “a bread box”. Done!
I had a nice wide piece of cherry that I used for the majority of the box, the back panel is also cherry but from a much lighter board. I came up with the design and just kind of made it up as I went along. I used simple rabbet joints for the frame and back panel. The box lid also has rabbets cut so that it sits in the box while closed. The lid handle is a piece of scrap maple and I shaped it by hand. I finished the box with a few coats of Tung Oil.
The cutting board was made prior to the bread box and was a birthday gift for my wife. The cutting board is made from cherry and wenge. I just kind of came up with the design after I had glued up and cut the pieces.
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"