|Project by lo_note||posted 05-12-2012 08:00 PM||1354 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
I built this for a client to give to his wife for Mother’s Day. They’re going to use it to keep cherished baby things from their now 10 month old son and possibly a future sibling. The client was looking for high contrast between the different woods and really liked the look of corner battens. Beyond that, he gave me free reign on the design. I found a particularly shimmery Khaya board for the box and chose Wenge to go with it. They’re hidden by the corner trim, but I dovetailed the corners of the box for strength (and for some practice cutting them by hand), and used quadrant hinges for the lid. I hadn’t used these before, but they’re an elegant and simple way to avoid having to use an ugly lid stay.