|Project by BANick||posted 04-13-2008 07:00 PM||2067 views||7 times favorited||21 comments|
This is a keepsake box that I just finished. It is made from cherry and maple, with a walnut veneer panel in the lid. It is inspired by this box from our master box-maker Don, but without the dividers and trays since it’s not for jewelry. Dimensions are 8 1/2” x 11” x 3”, the bottom is lined with black felt.
I was worried at first that the walnut would look funny in the cherry and maple lid but it turned out really nice and I’m now glad I did it, the figure looks great!
The finish is BLO, followed by 5 coats of clear shellac, then hand-rubbed with #0000 steel wool and wax.
This is my first “real” box. Before starting on this one, I made a mock-up from a scrap of redwood 2×4 and some poplar to check the proportions and try out different finish recipes and I’m glad I took the time to do so, I ended up making quite a few changes to my original plans.
-- Nick, Fremont, CA.