|Project by Andy||posted 04-01-2012 03:49 PM||6141 views||49 times favorited||63 comments|
Tutorial is here http://lumberjocks.com/Argyllshire/blog/32388#first-new
A new style for me based on a box designed by Dave Freedman. I first made one of his flip lid boxes in 1997.
I took liberties with his design to suit my taste. Instead of butt joints I mitered the corners and then plowed out for the lid. I am making another one with a few more mods and will post it along with more build pictures a little later on.
Made from scraps of everykind I have been keeping for a project like this.
I thought it would be interesting to use bamboo, which is a grass, and tie it in with the lid panel which is a grass also. The cost for a 3/8” x 48” x 96” cost us about $1200.00. Here is the website http://www.lumicor.com/pampasreed/#
The body is bamboo
Splines are bloodwood
Handles and feet are paduak
Aluminum inlay on the handles and medallion
End caps on the lid are mahogany
The lid is a clear acrylic with real grasses inside. It came from a bank we did cabinets in and I kept a few scraps.
I will post more info on this material a little later.
Lacquer finish by Deft
Black velvet liner
Dividers are maple with bloodwood and wenge
It is about 12” long x 5 1/2” x 3” high
Thanks for looking.
-- If I can do it, so can you.