Picture Frame Box

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Project by MarkJ posted 12-15-2011 04:36 PM 896 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was another box given to my dad as a Christmas present. This box went a little better than the last one, but it was once again the hinge that got me. There is actually a lot of layers in the lid of this box and it was not at all intentional. I kept making mistakes and then gluing on more wood to fix it. I eventually (yes a lot of mistakes) got the idea to use the contrasting wood and it actually turned out for the better I think. For example, the underside of the lid was not originally going to have the Brazilian cherry until I realized I had cut the lip too deep. There’s about 5 layers of wood on the back side of the lid…. yes 5 layers as in measure once cut 5 times.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-15-2011 06:09 PM

That is one sweet box. Thanks for sharing. The choice of wood was excellent!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 12-16-2011 03:22 AM

At first I did not see the corner pieces of wood, but I still liked it. That is a nice box top and I will probably pay you the compliment of trying something similar!! Good wood choice and design. I just sold some boxes to some fellow school people to keep photos in and on display. They get little books of 4×6 photos. This would make a great top for those.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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