Sycamore & Elm burr stationery box

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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 12-24-2012 06:38 AM 3174 views 18 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made to hold various pieces of stationery. It has been veneered with ripple sycamore and elm burr inlays. Fitted out with 2 rosewood trays and lined in tan suede. The finish is a pre-cat satin.

Merry Christmas.


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#1 posted 12-24-2012 06:44 AM

This box has very nice details and was done very well.

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 07:00 AM

Ian, nice proportion and choice of materials inside and out – thxs for sharing

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 07:35 AM

Great-looking box. The line work in the veneering is superb. The trays fit well with the design, too.

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 11:54 AM

Well done Ian, well done.
That sycamore looks so wonderful.


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#5 posted 12-24-2012 12:04 PM

Really elegant all the way around. Really like how you did the inner trays. Gr8 wood combos as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 12-24-2012 01:07 PM

Classy, stately looking

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#7 posted 12-24-2012 01:08 PM

Man, I really like this box! Clean and crisp. Nice job.

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#8 posted 12-24-2012 01:26 PM

wow – beautiful work!

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#9 posted 12-24-2012 01:34 PM

Lovely piece, as usual. Really nice combination of colors, lines and textures. I like it a lot.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#10 posted 12-24-2012 02:04 PM

Looks great!

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#11 posted 12-24-2012 03:00 PM

Wonderful Box!! Very Beautiful!

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#12 posted 12-24-2012 04:10 PM

From the perfectly executed inlay to the sumptuous interior (nicely contrasted with the stark elegance of the exterior) this is a box of the highest quality. Thank you for showing it, Ian.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#13 posted 12-24-2012 04:57 PM

Elegant is what I was thinking. I’m in awe of the inlay work! Thanks for sharing this project!

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#14 posted 12-24-2012 05:29 PM

A true piece of art and beautiful craftsmanship.

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#15 posted 12-24-2012 06:48 PM

Dave took my words – clean, crisp, beautiful lines, uncluttered. Super!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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