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Project by DouginVa posted 631 days ago 848 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from antique quarter sawn white oak. I have no idea how old this wood is. It was components of a very old armoire that my daughter obtained for free off of Craigslist. The family that owned it had decided to get rid of it but said it was well over 100 yrs old. The armoire was not salvageable, but most of the wood was. I used a mini-door rail & stile bit set to make the lid. It worked great and was to scale. I made the box for my daughter so she could have something to remember one of the first pieces of furniture she obtained all on her own….even though it didn’t last long. The box holds 6 kind of tea bags, with half lapped dividers, brass hinges and the corners are box/finger jointed. To keep the beautiful quarter sawn grain visible I just applied some coats of furniture wax.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........





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gfadvm

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#1 posted 631 days ago

I like the mini-raised panel top.

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

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woodworm

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#2 posted 631 days ago

Beautiful Tea Box – You did it very very well.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 631 days ago

beautiful wo beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 630 days ago

Nice work….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#5 posted 630 days ago

Nice work; I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 630 days ago

Well Done on a handsome Tea Box Doug.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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