|Project by Ian Hawthorne||posted 03-12-2012 08:32 AM||3097 views||27 times favorited||48 comments|
This is the last of 3 boxes made for Aryma, this one took longer due to my current workload.
The vibrant marquetry is set into a grey ripple sycamore background with a birch ply core, The inside and tray is plain sycamore finished with several coats of excellose polish and lined in rich red pig suede. The exterior has been French polished and fitted with my nickel hardware.
The main challenge was to get alignment of the leaves and flowers that flow over onto the front, and of course the French polish is a challenge on its own.
-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/