Pagoda Box 1

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Project by JoeyG posted 11-29-2011 03:54 AM 1876 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have begun calling this my pagoda box because I didn’t know what else to call it. The body of the box is made from mahogany with a cedar bottom and maple keys. The lid is made from ambrosia maple with a medallion of padauk. The bottom of the lid is mahogany. The keys in the lid are purpleheart and run through the entire miter.

I was not sure about the wood combo’s on this one once it got together, but my family loves it. I believe it will become a Christmas present for my son since he helped me put the lid together and fell in love with the maple.

Thanks for taking a look

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 11-29-2011 06:29 AM

OMG, what a ton of work. Very nice. I love it. How long did it take to make? What is the finish you used?


-- "What do you mean my birth certificate's expired!

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#2 posted 11-29-2011 07:24 AM

It looks good.

Nice combination of wood.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 11-29-2011 11:45 AM

This one is really nice! Great job.

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

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#4 posted 11-29-2011 01:36 PM

I spay a water based poly on most of my boxes with a cup sprayer.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 11-29-2011 05:29 PM

Real Nice Work on the “Pagodas” Joe!!

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

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#6 posted 11-29-2011 10:32 PM


-- duke 66 ocala fl.

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#7 posted 11-30-2011 12:28 AM

Hi Joey That’s a Great Looking Box, perfect combo and the design and shape are Great, all the aspects of this box fit together very well, Great Job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#8 posted 11-30-2011 01:41 AM

Thanks for all the encouraging words. I really enjoy making these boxes. This was the first style box I made in my new shop when all I had was a table saw and a card scraper. Now I have a few more tools and it was much easier to make these. The original pagoda box is in my projects and was made from maple and wenge. I gave that one to my wife. It was the first box, and the first Christmas in our new home. It was nice revisiting this style and will probably do a few more of them. As I said above, this one will be a gift to my son, and I am having a hard time waiting until Christmas. LOL.

I hope you all have a safe and fun time in the shop and thank you for taking the time to look at my projects.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 04:39 AM

sorry for the general question. how did you insert the wood on the corners? is this a hard skill?

-- John, Fairview Tennessee

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 03:07 PM

Hi tnfiddler, you can find it here,

Let me know if you have more questions and I will try to explain it better.
Thanks for taking the time to ask, that’s the best part of this web site.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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