|Project by Brice1||posted 05-17-2012 01:40 PM||4247 views||11 times favorited||13 comments|
This project was inspired by Andrew Crawford’s truly exceptional Cufflink Box. My wife saw it and wanted one – to use for storage of her vast knitting needle collection.
The core is MDF and white oak. The burled oak veneer was a bit difficult to work and I received some much needed help from Roger Bean in resolving a few cosmetic issues. The finish is French Polish.
The five drawers are operated by lifting one of the zebrawood finials located in the top compartment. I used clock springs and parts to operate the drawer openers and locks… works great.
The interior is lined with a burgundy suede leather. I had difficulty in locating a supplier of suede, or at least one that offered a wide selection of colors. Finally found a fabric supplier in NYC. They have a great selection of products and the service is excellent. Here’s a link to their website: http://www.nyfashioncenterfabrics.com/
When reviewing a project on LJ, I often wish that sources of supply were listed. Accordingly, I’ll post my sources for the materials used on this one.
Veneer: http:/www.veneersupplies.com – great vendor with wide selection and good pricing. Website is simple to navigate and there are great product photos.
Hardware: http://www.whitechapel-ltd.com/ – The locks and escutcheon are from Whitechapel Hardware. Nice selection for period hardware, and reasonably priced.
Hinges: http://www.fine-boxes.com – These are andrew Crawford’s SmartHinge. All I can say is WOW – these things install like a dream, and the quality is exceptional. I can highly recommend them…
Inlay: http://www.inlaybanding.com/ I bought the bandings from Matt Furjanic are InlayBanding.com. Matt made the bandings to my specs and did a fantastic job. Great prices, and very prompt delivery. If you haven’t bought from Matt – stop by his site and check it out.
Maker’s Mark: http://www.makers-marks.co.uk/ – Although I did not include a photo – the Maker’s Mark coin was custome made by Viti at Makers-Marks in the UK. He has great pricing but the exchange rate is a killer. He takes his time in design and is willing to work with you to achieve what you want.
That’s about it for the suppliers – hopefully you’ll find these links to be of some use.
Thanks very much for taking time to review the project – and, as always, I really look forward to suggestions and comments from fellow woodworkers.
-- Brice, Philadelphia