|Project by Mathew Nedeljko||posted 02-08-2013 05:07 AM||2025 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
I was commissioned by a client to build a box for her daughter as a Christmas gift. Her daughter is really into horses, and she came back from a recent trip to Kentucky with an ornamental horse motif that she really loved. My client asked if I could incorporate this motif into the design, and this is what I came up with.
Dimensions are based on the golden ratio: 10×6 x 3.75”. The sides of the box are made from a single board of locally harvested urban black walnut, re-sawn to about .375” thick with perfect grain match at all four mitered corners. Hot hide glue used throughout. The hinge is Shipwright’s design and the client was very impressed with how nicely it works. Thanks for the blog on this Paul!
The outside lid features Boulle marquetry of the horse motif cut in walnut veneer on a field of maple burl, and the daughters initials cut in maple and walnut veneer on the inside. A single sliding tray is inside, and both the tray and the box bottom are lined with black leather which imparts a wonderfully luxuriant aroma upon opening.
Finish is traditional french polish which I built to a high gloss.
I got this done just in time for Christmas delivery, and both the client and her daughter were very happy!
Thanks for looking!
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