|Project by jbschutz||posted 588 days ago||996 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
African Cherry and “Gold” Box. This was a fun experiment….I had occasion to visit a local picture framer, and in talking about my woodworking, he asked if I would have any use for random cutoffs of framing materials. I, of course, was interested and got a whole arm load of unusual pieces. For this box, I started with some African cherry stock and added the gilded material (which I found out was a sort of matting}. It was about a 5/16 of an inch thick, but I planed it down to about half that…just enough to leave the little ogee detail on one edge. I glued this to the African Cherry and then cut my mitered box sides. For the lid, I drilled a cavity with a forsner bit, inserted a disk of the gold matting and then added the strip for the lid-stop and lift. The lid is hinged with hidden pins. The box is approx. 4.5×7.5 inches, lined with black suede and finished with satin poly.