|Project by Don||posted 02-06-2007 12:24 AM||3403 views||5 times favorited||21 comments|
Of the over fifty boxes that I’ve made, this is one of two that I’ve retained. The rest were given as gifts to family member and friends.
This Myrtle box is made with a Walnut burl veneer inset in the lid and Walnut accent pieces. This box is my own design, with sides slopping 5 degrees toward the top, and the lid sides sloped 5 degrees the other way. The lid frame has a raised panel effect by cutting a bevel in the frame. It makes the lid appear thin where the lid meets the box sides, but allows sufficient thickness to accept the veneered panel and Beech retainer strip. The compound angles were a challenge, but fun to work out.
I also used a brass hinge that opens to just beyond 90 degrees. Using this kind of hinge mitigates the need for a lid retainer. The hinges are quite small, so I was concerned about their strength. I epoxied as well as screwed the hinges in place.
The finish is MinWax Wipe-on Poly.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/