Wedding Memory Box

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Project by PatFelitti posted 07-22-2012 07:24 PM 1604 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An art deco style box for my nephew’s wedding. I made this out of quilted maple (front, back and sides) and curly cherry (top and bottom).
After deciding on the overall outside dimension I wanted, I made decisions along the way. The idea of the cherry corners came after I mitered and glued up, then decided the box was too “stiff” looking. Using the cherry, rounded over did the trick.
The handle was my design (after lots of trial and error!) and cut free hand. I played with it until I felt it “balanced” the box.
The final version got a 1” X 6” plaque with the bride & groom’s name and date. On the inside of the lid, a smaller plaque with our name to cover the screw that holds the handle on.

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#1 posted 07-22-2012 11:14 PM

Awesome box design and very good execution in the shop!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-23-2012 03:08 AM

Just beautiful. A really lovely piece.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#3 posted 07-23-2012 03:17 AM

Beautiful box. The quilted maple is really great looking.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 07-23-2012 06:08 PM

The quilted maple really makes this beautiful piece look alive.

-- Kevin - Keep the shiny side up

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#5 posted 07-23-2012 07:56 PM

You’re right. I realized that the figuring in that board was really something special when I picked it out. It made the project a no brainer. Sometimes a little luck goes a long way!!

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