Blackbutt Storage box

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Project by Greenman posted 12-27-2011 01:54 PM 1016 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from fiddleback Blackbutt from Western Australia and was my first commission. The box is an open top storage box about 14”x 10” x 8”.

The piece of timber I had contained a lot of worm holes and a few knots that caused me a bit of trouble, but rather than filling these I left these as features of the timber. Finished with 3 coats of Danish Oil it came up a treat and I wasn’t sure that I wanted to sell it after all.

-- Howard, South Australia

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 05:07 PM

The joints on the edges are fantastic. Nice contrast. Those are dovetailed splines right?

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 01:32 AM

Yes the dovetail splines are made of Jarrah to give a bit of contrast.

-- Howard, South Australia

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 04:17 AM

It looks wonderful.

-- Custom furniture

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