|Project by bhog||posted 12-20-2012 10:02 PM||1446 views||1 time favorited||21 comments|
Here is a box I made awhile ago out of some scrap awesome maple and black walnut.I had read a post by a fellow LJ (waho I think) and it inspired me to use some off the fall off pieces from other projects.
Construction was pretty simple- miters.The top is toungue and grooved and mitered.The sides were mitered.And the base is a piece of scrap birch ply that I edged with rabbeted pieces of walnut,mitered.The little feet were fall off pieces from the frame I made my wife.The cherry dividers can be switched around L/R or removed.
Finish was a couple dyes.I like to go dark,sand and then put on either a diluted coat of the darker dye or a coat of a lighter color,I chose the latter.I sprayed 3 coats of ruby shellac,a light sanding with 2000,then 2 coats of blonde and then a little johnsons paste-done.
I spent alot of time on this thing picking pieces.I wanted really straight grain in the walnut because of the wild maple,and ended up surfacing alot of thin strips/scraps trying to find it.But the end result was worth it.
So what ya think?
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