Lift-lid box in maple and walnut

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Project by Douger posted 01-19-2012 05:50 PM 1151 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a little box I made as a gift for a friend. The sides and bottom are figured maple, the miter keys and lid are walnut. I originally considered avoiding using the board with the knot, but then decided it gave the box a little character. Finish is a couple of applications of boiled linseed oil, followed by three coats of wipe-on polyurethane. (I apologize for the crummy iPhone photos.) Thanks for looking.

-- Doug, Kansas,

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 06:02 PM

Doug, the box looks very nice. I like the side with the knot and that whole piece of wood has a lot of interesting features.


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#2 posted 01-19-2012 06:20 PM

You do make great looking boxes.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 02:33 AM

very nice. wood combos & splines are also kool.

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 08:41 AM

Nice looking box doug

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 02:34 AM

Nice. I like little knots and inclusions. Adds character just as you said.


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