Small box a la Andy

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Project by Tallahassee posted 928 days ago 1544 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, I didn’t intentionally rip you off, Andy.

I’ve seen sculpted boxes and furniture, and they always intrigued me. I made the base of this box from curly maple, the top from bloodwood and wenge. The open grain of the wenge was filled with multiple coats of shellac. The final finish is Deft spray semi-gloss lacquer rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and paste wax.

I intended to build it with wooden hinges, but I got ahead of myself and forgot until it was too late. Hence the drop-in top with African blackwood knob. The size is 9×6 x 3 7/8.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dana, Tallahassee, FL

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#1 posted 928 days ago

Beautiful box

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 928 days ago

That is a fine looking box. Nice job!


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#3 posted 928 days ago

Nice looking box, nie wood combo.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 928 days ago

Great box , and wood combos . Love the 2nd picture and the way the lid is shown.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#5 posted 928 days ago

It looks great.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 928 days ago

I love these sculpted boxes! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#7 posted 928 days ago

I love the lines. Very nice!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#8 posted 927 days ago

I like the “floating Lid” – How on earth did you take that photo (or is there a new type hinge out there that I don’t know about), he, he

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#9 posted 927 days ago

I too am fascinated. How did you get that top to levitate???

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 927 days ago

Thanks for all your kind comments. I could tell you the box was made from a magic tree and the top floats when it has the mind to, but. . . it’s just an optical illusion. The top is resting on far corner of the base. Kinda cool, huh?

-- Dana, Tallahassee, FL

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#11 posted 925 days ago

Just beautiful. You are very talented….

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#12 posted 923 days ago

Excellent ! I love the wood grain and the colors are very nice!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#13 posted 706 days ago

Where do you get exotic woods in the Tallahassee area? I’m a noob and can’t find anything nice in town.

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#14 posted 706 days ago

Tallahassee is a wasteland. :-) I get most of my wood on eBay, as well as from other online sellers. Woodcraft has stores in Jacksonville and Orlando. If you’re in the Orlando area, go to Amazon Exotic Hardwoods in Casselberry. It’s only about two miles from Woodcraft.

Good luck.

-- Dana, Tallahassee, FL

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#15 posted 705 days ago

Thanks. I’m in Tallahassee, but travel some throughout FL. I’ll likely travel more for good wood. Thanks.

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