Zebra Wood / Walnut Box

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Project by jbschutz posted 02-05-2012 10:57 PM 2258 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 02-05-2012 11:00 PM

very well done Bud … that knob is a special touch

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 11:02 PM

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.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 11:36 PM

Looks really nice, thanks for sharing this.

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 12:19 AM

really lovin this box….great job!!

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#5 posted 02-06-2012 12:32 AM

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

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#6 posted 02-06-2012 12:42 AM

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 !


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 02-06-2012 01:21 AM

beautiful and different. really nice

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#8 posted 02-06-2012 02:21 AM

Very nice looking box. Nice combination of woods.

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

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#9 posted 02-06-2012 03:45 AM

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 02-06-2012 05:22 AM

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


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#11 posted 02-06-2012 08:22 PM

Very unique!

Beautiful box—Thanks


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#12 posted 02-28-2013 09:35 PM

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

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#13 posted 02-28-2013 09:50 PM

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

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