|Project by KnickKnack||posted 01-11-2013 05:11 PM||1611 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
Like my last project, the EeE-ZzZ tray, I set out to create a box with the simplest possible design – these are the result.
The top, sides and bottom are a single plank of wood, cut into 4, and “wrapped around”. The sides are 2 identical slabs. Since all the joints are long-grain, gluing is simple and there’s no need for splines etc etc. I assembled the box complete, and then sawed the top off.
Of course, one does like to make the EeE-ZzZ DiFiCuLt, and they were going to be somewhat dull without a little bit of razamataz, so, with appropriate hat-doffing in the direction of vipond33, I added some veneer from a “mixed and unlabelled” bag I ordered, at his suggestion, a while ago.
The first above (but the third I made), is fumed oak and jatoba, with the (unknown) veneer set down, and then highlighted with small strips of unknown wood from the skip – perhaps mahogany. I tried the “spot varnish” thing again for the veneered piece – what you see, which still isn’t perfect but not too bad and fairly shiny, is the third attempt – I was getting tired of scraping it all off and starting again.
The second you see, and the second I made, is fumed oak and ash, with the unknown veneer flush with the surface. The way the box is constructed, with the sides added on, means it’s easy to hide all the veneer edges.
16cm x 11cm x 9cm high.
Those who have made it thus far might notice that the title speaks of “3” boxes, yet there are only 2.
I decided up front that I was going to make at least 2 of these, and the first was to be something of a “prototype”. And it was. The proportions were wrong, the thickness was wrong, the veneering (my first attempt) went badly wrong – it’ll probably end up as an ash-tray, even though I’ve given up smoking.
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