|Project by gavinzagreb||posted 01-24-2012 11:01 AM||1974 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
Hi I’m new here and this project is about a year old now and is the first jewelry box I ever made.
There’s something like 6 different woods in it. Mainly Ironbark and oak but with scraps of teak, maybe walnut and beech. Those little bits were either scraps or firewood so I’m not sure.
The Oak is over 100 years old from my inlaws farm house here in Croatia and the ironbark was a tree that has sat dead in my parents front garden in Ipswich Australia for years, and was there when I was growing up.
When I went to Australia last year, they asked me to cut some of it down and I decided to take some pieces back to Croatia with me to make a jewelry box for my wife. Had to cut it by hand !! Not any easy task.
I think it turned out pretty good and my wife was really impressed.