A very Louis cube Christmas

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Project by JeremyPringle posted 473 days ago 1545 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little box I made for my wife for Christmas. I finished it Christmas Eve at around 11 pm. It was close, but I got it done.

The wood is QS maple, the Louis cubes are made from maple, walnut and cherry veneer. The edging is bubinga, as is the trim between the top and bottom.

I used Old Brown Glue for the veneer work, I love that glue.

The finish is super blond dewaxed shellac, about a 2lb cut. After rubbing out the shellac I applied a coat of paste wax on the top only, just to dull the sheen and add an extra layer of depth to the Louis cubes. I flocked the inside and as you can see, it did not take long for her to fill the box.

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 473 days ago

Uniquely done.
Love the top and shape…..........................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 473 days ago

This is cool top to bottom.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 473 days ago

Very nice gift Jeremy. Excellent craftsmanship and the flocking looks to have turned out well.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#4 posted 473 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 473 days ago

Very nicely done. What is the technique for flocking?

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#6 posted 473 days ago

Wonderful looking and well crafted box Jeremy. A 10 out of 10!!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 472 days ago

absolutley beautiful!! Really amazing outcome on that. I’m sure your wife just loves it.

-- Hate how work gets in the way of my hobby!!

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#8 posted 472 days ago

That came out really well. Great job on the 3d cubes : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#9 posted 472 days ago

that looks sweet!

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#10 posted 472 days ago

How long did that take to finish?

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#11 posted 472 days ago

Great looking box, well done.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 471 days ago

Awesome box man!

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