Recipe box

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Project by Stormy posted 06-02-2012 01:36 PM 1056 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recipe box for my daughter-in-law. Oak and walnut, simple and no metal (hinges etc.). Notice it was built on my deluxe custom woodworking bench. :-)

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#1 posted 06-02-2012 01:44 PM

This is really a nice one.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 06-02-2012 02:36 PM

LOL the custom bench, Nice job I’n sure she loves it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-02-2012 07:02 PM


I like the custom bench. Looks easy to move out of the way.

As to the box. Great choice of woods. Oak and walnut are a nice blend. The splines are attractive and the rounded lid sides and box sides are both functional and attractive.

I like this style of lid, I’m just not sure how well it works with the function of the box. It appears that the cards would be difficult to get to, but maybe not. Most recipe boxes expose more of the cards to make sorting easier. To my eye the knob is a distraction. Perhaps a lifting tab on the lid and a notch in the side would have been possible. All that said…it is an attractive, solidly constructed box that should last for a long time, be serviceable, and it is a wonderful and thoughtful gift.

Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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