|Project by Boxguy||posted 04-23-2012 11:20 AM||2537 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
At 18×6x12 this is a large box. Let’s just say that Helen is vertically challenged. She needed a stepstool/storage box. The step stool to reach some cabinets and the storage for grandchildren’s toys.
The top is Honduran Mahogany, the ends are Black Walnut, and the front and back are Persimmon wood from a tree that grew in Helen’s front yard for over 100 years. This is a very sturdy design that won’t tip or break. It didn’t flinch at my 300 pounds. The front and back boards are set in a dado that runs vertically in the ends. Notice the carved-in section by the handles to make them easier to reach. (Carving done by using end of a 6 inch belt sander.) The indent adds a design interest and is functional. The last photo is a different and smaller box. I included it to show the technique for joining the front to the side legs.
The over=all look is a little busy with the three woods, but it is what I had on hand in the needed large dimensions and she wanted to use some of the Persimmon from her yard in the project. The bottom arch, slanted ends, indent for handles, and rounding all are functional, keep it from appearing too bulky, and give it a better look to my eye. I wanted the top to be one piece and since it floats I wasn’t worried about it splitting.
As always, thanks for looking and thanks for your kind comments on the teamwork boxes.
-- Big Al in IN