Second Veneered Box

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Project by GoPhillies posted 928 days ago 1305 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my wife as a birthday present for her 40th. The top is veneered MDF framed with black-white-black stringing and then framed again with tiger maple strips. The box body is QS cherry with a thin piece of lacewood around the top of the box. The interior was lined with red suede. Finish is shellac and wax. The box is heavily influenced by Ian Hawthorne’s work and the hinges are his neat hinges. I also want to say thank you to Roger Bean who answered several of my questions about his box lining methods. Breaking the rules a little with this one as I have not finished the interior tray that will go with the box so this is not a completely “finished” project….sorry. I had to move it out of the shop to start another project and figured I just post it now. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 928 days ago

Very elegant….and it is finished on the outside…

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#2 posted 928 days ago

Very beautiful box. excellent craftmanship.

-- Dave, W.V.

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#3 posted 928 days ago

Wow, nice work on this ….so well done!!

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#4 posted 928 days ago

A very lovely box and great craftsmanship. Congrats on a lovely project.


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#5 posted 928 days ago

Love it! Very clean workmanship.

Well done.


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#6 posted 928 days ago

Nicely done. Very clean design. One could do much worse than being influenced by Ian’s work. Hope to see many more fine boxes from you.

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

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#7 posted 928 days ago

Very handsome work! You chose two outstanding craftsmen to follow along with for this project (when it comes to veneered boxes my personal two favorite craftsmen). Simple elegant box… Most definitely two thumbs up. Very well done! I’m sure your bride is going to love this jewel…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 928 days ago

Very, very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 927 days ago

Stunning, simple and elegant. Well done!


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#10 posted 927 days ago

I really like the design and colors that you picked… Great Job.

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#11 posted 927 days ago

WOW- that is VERY well done! Thanks for posting!

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#12 posted 927 days ago

This came out superb, very crisp and clean.

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