|Project by JoeyG||posted 434 days ago||869 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
This was commissioned as a gift for a wine lover. I was given complete creative freedom with this one. I knew I wanted something that highlighted the wine it would house, but not compete with it. I decide early on to use Cherry since it has such a elegant beauty to it. As I was trying to figure out what to do for the lid I happened to spot a piece of Box Elder I had in the lumber bin. I pulled it out and it looked like someone had spilt wine all over it. After that it was just a matter of the little details. Once again a lift just didn’t work so I went with the finger ”???” space. What every you call that little indention. I have foam on order to mold to the bottle shape, then I will cover it with a burgundy fabric.
The box is large enough to hold two bottle of wine and is meant to sit on a table as a display. At first I had thought to make it portable, but every way I tried to think to add a lock and carrying handle just took away from the box.
As always, it’s finished in Polycrylic. I may go back and buff with wax before my client comes to pick it up, just to add a little more depth to the finish.
Thanks for taking a look. Let me know what you think.
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks