LumberJocks

Two More Tea Boxes!

  • Advertise with us
Project by ellen35 posted 10-15-2011 08:56 PM 1421 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJs,
These are 2 more tea boxes I finished this week. They are ~ 10×10 inches and 3 1/2 inches high. The first one is made using some 100 year old reclaimed wood (I believe it is mahogany) that came out of a house being renovated 15 yrs ago. My wonderful friend saved this for me and stored it for 15 years! The box is made entirely of this wood, even the dividers. It takes water-based poly (3 coats) beautifully and the figure literally pops!
The second box is made using some highly figured cherry that I bought from teenagewoodworker last year. I was saving it for a special project and this seemed like a good one. The dividers and keys are walnut and it, too, is finished in 3 coats of water based poly.
I must confess… I am a tea boxaholic. I just love making these.
They will go to the Artisan’s Fair next month to see if anyone else loves them enough to purchase!
Thanks for looking.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire





21 comments so far

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7891 posts in 1668 days


#1 posted 10-15-2011 09:07 PM

These are just beautiful Ellen! I love them. You did a beautiful job with the finish too. And you are right, the figure in the wood really looks great. I love all kinds of boxes. It seems I never have ‘enough’. These are works or art. I hope you sell them both! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

View BarbS's profile

BarbS

2434 posts in 2833 days


#2 posted 10-15-2011 09:30 PM

Very classy. If I had more counter space, I’d have me one of those! Beautifully done, Ellen.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

15075 posts in 2423 days


#3 posted 10-15-2011 09:33 PM

Nice job on them ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View LeftCoastDan's profile

LeftCoastDan

5 posts in 1169 days


#4 posted 10-15-2011 10:09 PM

Superb work! I really like the reclaimed piece.

View peteg's profile

peteg

3005 posts in 1571 days


#5 posted 10-15-2011 10:45 PM

These look very nice indeed Ellen, lovely finish & very functional :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

View moonls's profile

moonls

409 posts in 1734 days


#6 posted 10-15-2011 11:06 PM

Great job as usual Ellen!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

View Lenny's profile

Lenny

1295 posts in 2275 days


#7 posted 10-15-2011 11:12 PM

Two beautiful pieces Ellen. On Monday I visited a friend in Weymouth. She has a store bought tea box and I was telling her about the beautiful tea boxes you make. That is some gorgeous cherry!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

View littlecope's profile

littlecope

2967 posts in 2250 days


#8 posted 10-15-2011 11:31 PM

Nice Work Ellen, that Wood is Precious!!
Elegant touch to these my Friend… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View Eric in central Florida's profile

Eric in central Florida

3672 posts in 2323 days


#9 posted 10-15-2011 11:37 PM

Two more great examples of your high quality craftsmanship Ellen.
The grain on both is spectacular.
Whoever buys these will be lucky to have them!
Nice job !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

View ttleigh's profile

ttleigh

28 posts in 1203 days


#10 posted 10-15-2011 11:52 PM

Very nice! Do you have a plan you can share?

-- tt in Delaware

View will delaney's profile

will delaney

321 posts in 1383 days


#11 posted 10-16-2011 01:34 AM

I just love the boxes you make. It seams like every box has a special story. Keep posting.

View patron's profile

patron

13171 posts in 2089 days


#12 posted 10-16-2011 01:43 AM

tea time again

and it keeps getting better and better
keep this up
and i’ll be drinking the stuff myself

they are both great
like all you work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View Loucarb's profile

Loucarb

2388 posts in 2193 days


#13 posted 10-16-2011 01:57 AM

Very nice Ellen.

View wiser1934's profile

wiser1934

413 posts in 1895 days


#14 posted 10-16-2011 01:58 AM

ellen,as always superb. wish i had some of your patience. beautiful wood.

-- wiser1934, new york

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

15304 posts in 1936 days


#15 posted 10-16-2011 03:19 AM

Ellen,

Great work, almost makes me want to drink tea. Nice job really I love using splines while making things.

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

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase