Bubinga/Makore Tea Box

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Project by Marcos posted 846 days ago 1246 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey ladies and gents. We have a lot of different tea bags floating around so I thought of a way to keep them all together and more organized. Here’s a Bubinga tea box that I finished over the weekend. It has ebony splines and a Makore top all sanded to 400 and wet sanded with Danish oil and a wipe on poly. The grain on this thing is no joke…it’s amazing how we can find ways to highlight nature, but never outdo nature in endless beauty. Hope you like it!!

Happy woodworking.

-- Marcos, California

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#1 posted 846 days ago

Very nice job. As you said, beautiful grain!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#2 posted 846 days ago

Beautiful Bubinga. I like Bubinga when I can find and afford this type. I need to finish my tea box! Nice work on yours.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#3 posted 846 days ago

I have to agree with Robert, that is some beautiful Bubinga. Your tea should find a nice home in that amazing box.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 846 days ago

Man O Man, that is some WILD looking wood !
Nice job on your box !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#5 posted 846 days ago

I Hope you like it!!

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#6 posted 846 days ago

That’s simply beautiful, the bubinga is great looking wood and you finished it off very well.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 846 days ago

Beautiful Tea Box Marcos, love that wavy bubinga!!! Shows off very nicely!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#8 posted 845 days ago

I think you and the wood produced something special! I get lost in the colors and grain of all wood.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 844 days ago


Great looking wood and nice balance in size and colors. You are exactly right. One of the great joys of working with fine wood is the endless mystery and beauty we find when we peer into the souls of wonderful trees. Great finish job too.

So why no dividers? Wooden Venetian blinds work fine for that and can be fitted together with a 1/8 inch table saw blade. Hinges add convenience to a box you use every day. Thanks for sharing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 844 days ago

@ Boxguy: i thought about making a divider, but realized it wouldnt make much of a difference since it was the perfect size for two rows of tea bags, and since it would be pretty stuffed all of the time, the bags themselves would keep themselves propped up. Thanks for your comments!

-- Marcos, California

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