Cherry wine/memory box

  • Advertise with us
Project by JeremyPringle posted 08-18-2012 02:36 AM 2209 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commission piece to be given as a wedding present. I used figured cherry for the wood. I would usually hand cut dovetails, but this was an excuse to use my new Incra I-box. I was almost done, and I felt that the lid was lacking something, so I made the banding. I generally don’t like using brass hardware, but for this box, it really fit and I really like it.

After getting the glasses, I was able to fit everything in and I used 1/4 mdf to make dividers. Then I stole some fabric from my wife and used a hot glue gun and lined the inside of the box with the fabric.

The finish is BLO and paste wax. This is a piece that I wish I could see in a few years after the cherry has darkened. I was really happy with how it turned out, and so was my customer.

Thanks for looking.

9 comments so far

View molan's profile


145 posts in 2371 days

#1 posted 08-18-2012 02:41 AM

wow, Thats Very nice! love the grain of that cherry. Looks like your Incra I-box jig was worth the money

View SuburbanDon's profile


487 posts in 3143 days

#2 posted 08-18-2012 03:07 AM

Looks good !

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

21321 posts in 3254 days

#3 posted 08-18-2012 03:08 AM

That is one beautiful box!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

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

View wooded's profile


366 posts in 2421 days

#4 posted 08-18-2012 03:35 AM

I love to attempt nice boxes and I think this one is just great!.................;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

View Vince's profile


1153 posts in 3578 days

#5 posted 08-18-2012 06:29 AM

Nice work, I’ll have to make a few for Christmas

-- Vince

View Gshepherd's profile


1727 posts in 2350 days

#6 posted 08-19-2012 12:03 AM

Beautiful looking box for sure…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

View gfadvm's profile


14940 posts in 2839 days

#7 posted 08-19-2012 01:06 AM

That turned out beautifully. I’m not a fan of hardware either but the brass works well with the figured cherry and will look even better once the cherry darkens. The banding was just the perfect finishing touch.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View tomd's profile


2167 posts in 3919 days

#8 posted 08-19-2012 01:31 AM

Very nice box, great color and finish.

-- Tom D

View tirebob's profile


134 posts in 3003 days

#9 posted 08-20-2012 12:38 AM

Sick buddy!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics