Cherry and Walnut Box 2

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Project by Norman1 posted 01-01-2012 01:03 AM 1391 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry and walnut box I made from reclaimed wood from my father-in-law. The walnut are boards he had as siding for the barn and the cherry is from an tree he cut down and tuned into planks a few decades ago so I can safely say that they are well seasoned. Both the cherry and walnut has beautiful colors. I have a thing for boxes and always have several in production during my furniture builds just in case I need a little break from the larger project and a quick and easy win and they are always good practice for hand cutting dovetails. The box is finished with 3 coats of lacquer that I sprayed on and then rubbed out to 1000 grit abralon.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#1 posted 01-01-2012 01:04 AM

very nice interesting contrast


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#2 posted 01-01-2012 01:19 AM

Nice, clean work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 04:39 AM

Cool box it looks great.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-01-2012 04:48 PM

great looking box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 01-06-2012 05:42 AM

Wow, those are nice dovetails. Great looking box with a history.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#6 posted 10-07-2012 10:23 PM

Great dovetails with a nice contrast of the walnut and cherry. Nice job with the sapwood and how it shows.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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