Keepsake Box

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Project by fisherdoug09 posted 11-17-2012 11:15 PM 2024 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the help of a friend I finally learned how to post my project pictures here on LJ. I sure hope you don’t get tired of seeing my boxes lol.
I made this keepsake box as a wedding gift for my cousin and his bride. The front and back are Pacific Coast Figured Maple as well as the lid. The ends are Chechen. The lid accents are Caraco De Negro and the handle is Morado. I really enjoy using exotic hardwoods mixed with domestic hardwoods. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 11:26 PM

That’s a great looking box Doug,very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 11:50 PM

Very nice looking box Doug. I like all the contrasting woods.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#3 posted 11-18-2012 12:29 AM

Beautiful…really like your addition of the thin dark curve incorporated into the lid!

-- Tim, IL

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#4 posted 11-18-2012 12:34 AM

Several boxaholics here that I am sure won’t mind. Me included. Love seeing new ideas.

Great box.

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

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#5 posted 11-18-2012 01:43 AM

Glad you got it figured out. I look forward to seeing more of your boxes. I need some new ideas like the curved sides!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 11-18-2012 01:52 AM

Beautiful job….love the woods used and how they contrast each other.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 11-18-2012 02:48 AM


-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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#8 posted 11-18-2012 06:46 AM

Doug, this is a beautiful build. I like your use of curved lines, and appreciate that you took time to build a tray, rails, and dividers. This is a real finished product.

There is a learning curve on postings. Took me a while too. I am glad you have it down now. I like your use of natural settings to highlight your work. Nice job on the photos too.

Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 11-18-2012 08:06 AM

Great box and sure love the design!!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#10 posted 11-18-2012 01:35 PM

Doug, This is one beautiful box!! I love the top as well as the finish…

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 11-18-2012 08:16 PM

A real beauty! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 11-19-2012 01:54 AM

Another beautiful creation. I can’t decide which of your boxes I like best. Both have some really well done craftsmanship and great wood choices.

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

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#13 posted 12-21-2012 12:25 AM

This is outstanding! You have a good eye for balance.
Well done.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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