Lidded Cedar Box

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Project by gridlockd posted 03-20-2012 02:43 PM 1067 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cedar keepsake box I custom made for a lady at work. She is giving it to her parents for their 50th anniversary.

it is a lift off lid, cedar with maple frame and handle. the box is cedar with maple splines, lined the bottom with crimson felt. I had the lid laser engraved with the date and years in the lower corners.
the finish is 4 coats of satin poly, lightly hand sanded and rubbed out. I left the inside natural per the lady’s request so the cedar smell would come out.
the inside dimensions are about 5”x8”, also requested by the lady. It turned out very nice, and she was super excited to get it.

Any comments welcomed, thanks for looking.

-- Gridlockd

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 02:55 PM

Great looking box. Simple, clean, and beautifully built. And I love cedar. The color, the grain, teh smell!

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#2 posted 03-20-2012 03:56 PM

Great looking box, I’m sure they will love it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 03-20-2012 09:35 PM

Very well done. The exposed biscuits are a great contrast

-- When ships were made of wood and the men were made of steel.

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#4 posted 03-20-2012 10:02 PM

A fine looking box, nice finish on it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 01:26 AM

Beautiful work. This is a fine looking box.

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