|Project by Mike||posted 351 days ago||651 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
My first attempt at box building! I have to say, I LOVE it! 5 pretty keepsake boxes for 5 pretty girls ages 9 down to 5 (my daughter plus 4 nieces) for Christmas. I bought some rough sawn boards from a local Amish sawmill and jointed and planed them all to size myself. The boxes are in order of pics…solid hickory, Maple with beveled sides and cherry insert lid and cherry splines, solid cherry (the lid is a solid 9×12 piece with some figuring in it), Black Walnut with Maple insert lid and angled maple splines, and lastly, Maple box with walnut splines and a birch lid (stained dark walnut). The finish is simply 5 coats of lacquer with Sanding between 3rd and 4th coats with 320 paper. This was a huge undertaking and took about 4 weeks of evenings and weekends. It was also a HUGE learning experience for me, and the boxes are far from perfect. But I had an absolute blast building them. Thanks for looking, and Merry Christmas!
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