|Project by ShannonRogers||posted 04-04-2008 01:49 AM||2417 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
I adapted this box from a design in WOOD magazine. I came across some unique drawer pulls in an antique store last year in Maine and thought I would put them to use on this design. The original was the traditional quarter sawn White Oak with a hinged lid and a ceramic tile insert. I wanted to piece to be in the round instead of a defined front and back that the hinged lid dictates. I also wanted to replace the tile with an exotic since I have quite a bit of small cutoffs lying around the shop from other projects. To date I have made about 12 of these boxes, some as gifts and some sold to people who saw the gifts and wanted their own. I have made them in walnut, mahogany, and sapele with a variety of inserts from cocobolo to amboyna burl to spalted maple. This one is mahogany with Bolivian Rosewood with 4 coats of lacquer for the finish.
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