Zebra Wood / Walnut Box

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Project by jbschutz posted 904 days ago 1592 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Zebra wood box with walnut rabbeted-in lid and interior tray. A good friend gave me a small piece of zebrawood….too small to make a reasonable sized box and lid….hence the walnut lid. I have always liked the combination of walnut with zebra wood. since the dark tones in the zebra wood match the color of the walnut. There was just enough scrap to make the out-sized knob. This box is approx. 5.5 inches square with an interior lift- out tray. The box and the tray are lined with black velvet and the finish is had-rubbed poly.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 904 days ago

very well done Bud … that knob is a special touch

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#2 posted 904 days ago

You are clearly the master of the lid lift. I like this box a lot, but the four way match of the lid lift is super. Wish I had thought of it. Great tie-in with the base box… nice repetition of a theme. Walnut and Zebra work nice together. The way you fit your tapered trays is also a sweet detail. Nice little box.

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#3 posted 904 days ago

Looks really nice, thanks for sharing this.

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#4 posted 904 days ago

really lovin this box….great job!!

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#5 posted 904 days ago

Cool design ,the zebra wood gives it that something extra,beyond the great lid. a very fine box.

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#6 posted 904 days ago

Very classy box John !
I love the wood combination and the lift out tray is a nice detail seldom seen in this size of box .
The knob and tray handle matching are also a nice feature along with the tray bottom liner .
Very well done !


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#7 posted 904 days ago

beautiful and different. really nice

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#8 posted 904 days ago

Very nice looking box. Nice combination of woods.

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#9 posted 904 days ago

Wow! very nice box…love the pull! that black velvet pulls the walnut and zebra together nicely! nice, clean finish, too!

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#10 posted 904 days ago

That’s a beautiful little box, JB. Lovely woods and a great looking lift knob. Well done.


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#11 posted 903 days ago

Very unique!

Beautiful box—Thanks

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#12 posted 515 days ago

fascinated by the splayed miters, trying to figure out how to make them now.

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#13 posted 515 days ago

fascinated by the splayed miters, trying to figure out how to make them now.

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