|Project by Steve O||posted 07-14-2012 03:55 PM||2003 views||18 times favorited||17 comments|
I remodeled my house a few years ago and had to remove an American sycamore tree. This was my first attempt at going from tree to finished project. Unfortunately, some of the wood developed staining from my ignorance about drying wood. But some of the pieces had intriguing patterns that I just couldn’t throw away. This is one of the boxes from that learning experience.
The top is book matched then mitered at the front edge for a “waterfall” effect, and reinforced with a gusset. The knob is oil-rubbed bronze in a vaguely contemporary/Asian style that I got at Chown Hardware in Portland, OR.
The box itself is from a scrap of teak I found in my father’s shop when we were cleaning it out after he passed away. So, while I’ve had a couple of offers for it, there’s a sentimental value that overwhelms any desire to sell it or give it away.
-- Steve O in Oregon