|Project by Dave Haynes||posted 12-13-2012 08:09 PM||1395 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Here is the second box that I made for my friend at church for his other daughter named “Tiffany”. He wanted the boxes to be the same in style but made from different woods. He decided to go with a box predominately made from walnut and then accented with a lighter colored wood of some sort.
I showed him some pieces of wood that I had gotten from my brother’s wood pile that he was going to burn up in his woodstove. I rescued this wood last year and sliced the small log into 1/2” thickness on my band saw to let dry. I’ve used this wood for accenting things on a few of my projects in the past and when my friend saw it, he thought it would be great to use for the accenting. I had used this wood more in the past for making boxes for men which seemed that they always wanted more accenting than women normally wanted in a box. So…......not much was used in this box (only for the corner keys). The results look a little more dainty and feminine.
As with the figured hickory box that I made for my friend’s other daughter, the box has a removable top tray to hold the smaller pieces of jewelry and a larger compartment beneath the tray for necklaces and other larger pieces. On this box I used burgany red velvet in the tray compartments and box floor. Again, Brusso 95° stop hinges were used.
I finished this box with two coats of Danish oil and after allowing to dry for 72 hours, I applied the first of three coats of Minwax hand rubbed poly, just as I had described with the figured hickory box.
As I said in my last project post for the other daughter’s jewelry box, I make and sell similar jewelry boxes and keepsake boxes at my Etsy Store...... and I always having fun building them.
-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com