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Project by bhack posted 04-02-2008 05:04 PM 1722 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my son’s upcoming wedding. My first attempt at making something that the public will see (scary). Mahogany is the wood. Drawer is maple. Box joints made from shop made jig on table saw.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#1 posted 04-02-2008 05:13 PM

Great looking box. Very nice inlay on the top.

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

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#2 posted 04-02-2008 05:20 PM

Your son and daughter-in-law will be very happy with your work. I too love the inlay.

-- Ross, Seattle,

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#3 posted 04-02-2008 05:39 PM

Very nice box! Is the light wood in the top inlaid, or did you wrap the sides of the box around it?

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

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#4 posted 04-02-2008 05:43 PM

Very nice inlay, as everybody has said. The colors match nicely. Nice joinery as well.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#5 posted 04-02-2008 06:43 PM

Don’t be scarred at all, this is beautiful! They will absolutely love it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#6 posted 04-02-2008 07:26 PM

Bill ,

This is a vey nice box. The joints look good and the inlay adds a nice detail to the piece.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#7 posted 04-02-2008 07:34 PM

Thanks for the comments. The inlay is maple also. I felt very honored when my son asked me to build this. It is designed by looking at chests in retail outlets, then adapting my own measurements.

Thanks again for the kind comments.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#8 posted 04-02-2008 09:25 PM

Beautiful piece and heirloom for your sons family. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 04-02-2008 10:27 PM

This is great, and it will be cherished for generations to come. I hope you signed and dated it.

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#10 posted 04-03-2008 03:55 AM

truly a great piece…and even better as a wedding gift…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 04-03-2008 04:46 AM

Seeing the brilliant color of the mahogany in the second photo, it’s hard to understand how mahogany furniture was stained so very dark in the late 19th and early 20th centuries! It is such a beautiful wood ‘au naturel’.

The simple light-colored inlay really sets the top off nicely. What is the inlay material?

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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#12 posted 04-09-2008 03:38 PM

Sweet !

-- Billp

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#13 posted 06-20-2008 05:53 PM

beautiful piece !!!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 08-15-2010 04:44 AM

Nice! Can I apply for son-hood? I needs a box like this!

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#15 posted 08-15-2010 04:46 AM

Beautiful work!

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