Walnut Box

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Project by Woodbridge posted 12-21-2011 02:51 AM 1729 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second of three boxes that I am making for Christmas. While on the internet I came across a small winery in California with the same surname as mine. I ordered some of thier wine (its very good) as Christmas gifts for my father and two brothers and decided to make some boxes for the wine. This one is made from nicely figured walnut. It is about 13.5×8.5×6 inches. It has box joints and wooden hinges. (I made a mistake when mounting the hinges mismatching the halves.)

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 02:54 AM

Very nice, the wood and box are amazing.

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 02:59 AM

I don’t comment that much on projects anymore unless something really stands out as exceptional. This one does.

Very well done.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 02:59 AM

I just love the finish on that box, great job.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 03:04 AM

The box has a vintage age look to it, and the wood grain is wonderful. Thanks for posting…BC

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 04:02 AM

Very nice construction. The grain is tremendous. Well done !!

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#6 posted 12-21-2011 04:09 AM

This has convinced me to try walnut on my next project. Thanks for posting and the idea of making a wine box, now also on my list…

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#7 posted 12-21-2011 04:11 AM

Unique box a great design and job.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-21-2011 04:16 AM

I really like the box – as Jim said it is unique. Fantastic piece of Walnut.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 12-21-2011 04:20 AM

Thanks everyone. I had never made a box before but had seen so many great boxes made by LJers that I had to try one or two myself. I have pruchased some roughsawn walnut for one of my future projects (Maloof style rocker) and the end of one board had this tremendous grain. It had some knot holes in it so it could not be used for the rocker. I had seen so many figured boxes on LJs that I decided to use that end for this box. I was able to resaw about four 3/8 inch thick pieces from that piece of walnut and got lucky with such a nicely grained wood.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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#10 posted 12-21-2011 07:38 AM

A very unique and beautiful box, love the grain and finish.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 12-21-2011 12:40 PM

Very nice box.
Nice wood selection. Love the hinges.

-- Steve--

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#12 posted 12-21-2011 03:48 PM

Thanks everyone

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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#13 posted 12-21-2011 06:30 PM

It is a beautiful box. Is that a latch on the front and if so then how does it work?

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#14 posted 12-21-2011 06:33 PM

This is very nice looking and it looks like you did a good job on it.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 12-21-2011 08:24 PM

Ampeater – thanks for your comments. The “latch” on the front is purely decorative and just serves as the handle to open up the lid. It madefrom two little bookmatched scraps of walnut an the shape was piked based on the shape pf the grain when put together.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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