Tea box

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Project by DouginVa posted 10-31-2012 07:26 PM 1262 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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#1 posted 11-01-2012 01:08 AM

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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#2 posted 11-01-2012 05:08 AM

Beautiful Tea Box – You did it very very well.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-01-2012 06:10 AM

beautiful wo beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-01-2012 11:37 AM

Nice work….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#5 posted 11-01-2012 03:37 PM

Nice work; I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 11-01-2012 09:51 PM

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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