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Project by Earle Wright posted 2339 days ago 1713 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a TEA BOX I made for a friend to keep tea bags in. Is it extravagant for tea? Yeah, probably, but it ain’t about the contents; it’s about the box.

The box is mahogany, the veneered top is quilted curly maple (I think….. it’s been a while since I made this), and the handles, feet, and splines are macassar ebony. The dividers inside are poplar. I veneered the inside bottom with cork, in case any liquid might splash in (don’t ask me, man …. I don’t know what I was thinking then).

There is no stain on anything, and I believe it’s a Waterlox finish, although, once again, I don’t remember.

Hardware: two barrel hinges, and a recessed lid stay.

I really enjoyed this project, and was pleased with the results.

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2339 days ago

Great looking box. I like the quilted maple top!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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trifern

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#2 posted 2339 days ago

That quilted maple is gorgeous. Nice box as well.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 2339 days ago

Beautiful box. Where do you get the hinges and lid support. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2339 days ago

This is a beautiful box. Adding the quilted maple was a nice touch.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Earle Wright

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#5 posted 2339 days ago

Tom, the barrel hinges and lid support are available from a number of hardware suppliers, including Woodcraft. See the following link:

http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=1076

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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macpiper

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#6 posted 2339 days ago

great box and a perfect use of curly maple!

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rikkor

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#7 posted 2339 days ago

This is a wonderfully elegant tea box. As you said, its about the box, not the tea.

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2339 days ago

extravagent? Makes the drinking of tea quite the experience.. Lovely

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 2339 days ago

Fantastic box, Earle! The handles and miter keys really set it off.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 2339 days ago

Great looking box, Earle.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Blake

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#11 posted 2338 days ago

This is beautiful. I think tea boxes are a great idea. It’s an excellent excuse for a fancy decorative box. What does that knob on the side do? Is there a drawer that pulls out?

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Earle Wright

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#12 posted 2338 days ago

That’s one of two handles to lift the box. The center one lifts the lid.

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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bradrx05

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#13 posted 2328 days ago

That curly maple is beautiful… it looks so fluid and three dimensional. Good Luck with the shop!!

-- Learn something everyday!

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Woodhacker

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#14 posted 2319 days ago

Great looking box Earle. That maple is incredible. I love the ebony too.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#15 posted 1954 days ago

Awesome

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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