|Project by blockhead||posted 04-27-2012 12:16 AM||3300 views||24 times favorited||44 comments|
This box is a commission for a co-worker. She wanted a retirement gift for her husband who will be retiring in a few weeks. She was looking for something not too fussy or over the top, but fairly simple and nice to sit on the dresser. I’m giving it to her tomorrow so hopefully this is what she was looking for and likes it.
The box is Walnut with Maple splines in what I call an “I” joint. The lid is Quilted Maple, Padauk and some Black Walnut with a little spalting. The handle is Birdseye Maple, Padauk and Wenge with some shaping. The posts are polished aluminum spacers. She wanted it simple with no dividers or anything so the bottom is just lined with black suede.
As I said earlier, I’m giving it to her tomorrow so I hope she likes it. It’s always a little nerve wracking before giving someone something they ordered. As always, thanks for looking and any comments/critiques are welcome.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.