Small oak jewel box - Arts and Crafts?

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 01-11-2012 11:43 PM 2909 views 18 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my idea of an Arts and Crafts Style box. It’s made from some lovely pieces of reclaimed quarter-sawn oak which clearly display the distinctive markings of the medullary rays. The exposed tenon joints (typical of Arts and Crafts design) are wedged with bog oak.The overall external dimensions are about 10 1/2” x 5 1/2” x 4”

The box is fitted with one partitioned tray of just over 1 depth, made from sycamore. Both the tray and the base of the box are lined with a red velvetty material.

The background snow is last winter’s. No sign of any yet this winter!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 01-12-2012 12:05 AM

Absolutely stunning! I think you’ve done a wonderful job capturing the A&C style.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 01-12-2012 12:11 AM

nice design, simple and elegant.

-- Kate,

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#3 posted 01-12-2012 12:16 AM

Nice work Stew & great piece of oak.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 01-12-2012 12:16 AM

It’s beautiful.

Absolutely beautiful.

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 01-12-2012 01:15 AM


This is very nice, and your photographs are very tastefully done as well.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 01-12-2012 01:50 AM

Stewart your box is beautiful. I also am pleased to see pictures of snow – I’ve heard that it exists, but here in S.E. Louisiana we rarely ever see any.

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

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#7 posted 01-12-2012 01:54 AM

Nice one Stewart.
I’m not an oak fan nor an arts and crafts fan but this has such a presence I just like it.
For a small box i’d use the word “imposing”.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#8 posted 01-12-2012 02:17 AM

Love the design, refreshing to see new ideas.

What a great job.

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#9 posted 01-12-2012 03:30 AM

Don’t remember seeing anything like this before on LJ. I like it a lot. If you don’t mind, I may have to make something similar one of these days when I get back into the shop.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#10 posted 01-12-2012 03:42 AM

Very unique and unusual design, I like it.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 01-12-2012 03:43 AM

I love everything about this box: the wood is beautiful, the joinery perfect,the finish flawless, and the design WAY COOL!. I’m favoriting this for a future project if you don’t object.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 01-12-2012 03:50 AM

That’s a very cool box with a unique and special design,Great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 01-12-2012 04:10 AM

You did a wonderful job with the arts and crafts design on his box

-- Norman

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#14 posted 01-12-2012 04:57 AM

Nice job – it’s so solid and grounded that it could be an original Stickley design.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#15 posted 01-12-2012 05:28 AM

very well done Bud … distinctive but familiar

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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