Asian style box from silky oak, rosewood and walnut.

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Project by ruddy posted 655 days ago 5394 views 40 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is similar to one I posted earlier and is made from Silky Oak for the main panels, Rosewood for the legs/handles and the lid insert is Walnut burr. The grain in the Silky Oak reflects the light beautifully and is a pleasure to work.
The walnut veneer is mounted on 6mm ply and is recessed into the domino jointed lid.
All the joints are all done with 5mm dominos and the box is lined with a purple pigskin suede.
I changed the layout of the dividers in the top of the box to allow a watch or pendant to fit in the long pocket at the front.
I like how functional this style of box is with a wide opening lid and the drawer below.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 655 days ago

hey hey ruddy, this is a grand slam box, you nailed it, boy do i love it…everything…the style , the wood, and your great craftsmanship…is this for you or will it go to someone else…where ever it goes, it will have a commanding presence…very well done…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 655 days ago

Great box Rudy!! Very nice style. :)


-- If a woodchuck could chuck wood, he's probably not a Lumberjock --

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#3 posted 655 days ago

Fabulous work!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 655 days ago

This is a very nice box. I like the subtle curve on the top that allows the lid handle to protrude out. Even the dividers and purple suede seem to flow well with the design.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#5 posted 655 days ago

A very pretty and dramatic piece. Nicely integrated handles and the front curve instead of a notch for the upper handle is an interesting idea as is mounting it on a wooden tab. Remarkable work, as is usual with you.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#6 posted 655 days ago

Beautifully proportioned, designed and made. A definite winner, Ruddy.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 655 days ago

Very nice.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 655 days ago

Great box, Ruddy. I went back to look at the rosewood box, and now I can’t decide which one I like better. The details are great….the legs, drawer, compartments, lid, lift, etc. all make it a special piece.

-- jbschutz

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#9 posted 655 days ago

beautiful box, both inside and out.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 654 days ago

Great wood, nice lines, great finish too. I like it!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 654 days ago

Very nice box Sir. I appreciate your sense of style vs functionality. Thank you for your inspiration. I plan on making something similar thanks to your posting.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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#12 posted 654 days ago

Very nice and well crafted box. Like the legs, pulls, and the woods used.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#13 posted 654 days ago

I totally dig it.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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#14 posted 654 days ago

I like the proportions, as well as everything else, What are the dimensions?

-- Stephen NYS

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#15 posted 654 days ago

Striking piece !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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