A small elegant Arbutus wood treasure box

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Project by peterrum posted 01-14-2012 08:40 PM 2464 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the idea for this box from an article by Gary Rogowski in FWW. Lap Joints, shaped sides and top are the hallmark of this project. The wood is arbutus from 2 different trees hence the difference in colour between the main box and the lid. The top knob is a drawer pull I had laying around and attached to the rabbetted lid. The bottom is 1/8 maple plywood. The whole box is finished with two coats of BLO. The dimensions are 10”x4”x2.5”.


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#1 posted 01-14-2012 10:10 PM

Wonderful job, looks ell planned out and the grain on the top looks grerat also

-- Norman

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 10:32 PM

A fine looking box ,Gary’s book “Joinery”is one of my Favorites .

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 11:02 PM

neat joints, good lines

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 01-15-2012 02:33 AM

Nice box, I do like Arbutus.
We are giving ourselves away as Canadian though by calling it that. :-)

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

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#5 posted 01-15-2012 03:12 AM

Nice looking box, Peter. Canada eh?


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#6 posted 01-15-2012 04:14 PM

I really like the design, it’s very clean!

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#7 posted 01-15-2012 06:32 PM

Sweet box. I love it!!!!!!!

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#8 posted 01-15-2012 07:19 PM

Nice box. Like the contrasting colors. Very cool !

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