Jennine's wedding box

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Project by croquetman posted 06-02-2012 02:19 AM 1903 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my nephew Peter’s new wife, Jennine. I made this box over two years ago, and I am posting it today because today Jennine and Peter had their first baby: a little girl.

The box is mostly cherry with walnut features and a pecan inset panel top. Sorry the photos are so dark. There are (obviously) 4 drawers and storage under the lid. Lots of space.

-- Whatever

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 06-02-2012 03:10 AM

very nice

lovely contrasts and great lines


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 06-02-2012 03:58 AM

You have a number of interesting projects on your home page. The kid projects are especially neat.

I like your work here. The angled leg is especially nice and really adds to the look, I just wish it had carried the same angle around the side. If you cut legs from a 4×4 you can do that and still wrap a one-piece leg around the corner. (I am working on a box this week that does just that.) It has the look of a Doric column. The drawers are well done and I like the space in the top as an added bonus.

To my eye the vertical line looks a little thick, but the function is excellent. You have certainly used first class hinges and hardware. The splines are a nice touch and add to both the joinery and the eye appeal.

Congratulations on becoming a great-uncle. Hope you enjoy your new niece as much as I am enjoying my new grandson.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 06-02-2012 10:26 AM

Nice box. Love all the things you did with this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 06-02-2012 11:41 AM

A beautiful box and a nice gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 12:10 PM

I agree totally about the heavy top, but not about not carrying the taper into the front and back. The top became heavy when I decided some of the top’s thickness should be vertical storage for the area under it. This was sort of an artistic mistake which I am correcting in a similar box that is currently under construction for my wife: she feels left out. I think the splines were a mistake also because the sides sit into the tapered verticals reinforcing the corners very well. Again, every box is unique in the sense that I begin with a sketch and then start cutting. They evolve.

-- Whatever

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#6 posted 06-03-2012 12:40 AM

I agree. Boxes do evolve. It seems that new styles for me often take 4 or 5 versions to get right. I try to sell the first few and keep the last one around for the next time I want to build a new one like it. Then a year or so later if I make another in that style, I’ll keep the one I like best and sell the version I don’t like quite as well…and so it goes. It is a way to keep variety in what I make and make available for sale.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 07-15-2014 11:54 PM

Wood combos and design…........super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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