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Project by DBB posted 547 days ago 831 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Band saw box I made for my wife for Valentines Day (it had Godiva chocolates in it). Her initials are C.B. Made from layers of white oak and redwood with a redwood B for the drawer knob. Used TransTint Dark Mission Brown dye on everything then stained the drawer with an ebony stain to create some contrast. Finished everything with Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss.





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Albe

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#1 posted 547 days ago

Nice idea and a great present awesome work

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Surfside

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#2 posted 547 days ago

A gorgeous box. Your wife will treasure this forever. Just a sweet creation and gift.

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#3 posted 546 days ago

Very nicely done, good stain work. I would never have thought to combine oak and redwood but they’re great together. I also like the novel idea of not having the handle functional but pulling back on the rear drawer edge to open. A creative touch.
gene

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DBB

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#4 posted 546 days ago

The “B” handle is functional – there is just enough of an edge there to grip with finger tips and pull the drawer out. If it were full of something heavy, like lead fishing sinkers (why those would be stored here, I don’t know), then you could assist the opening by also pulling on the back edge. That cut out in the back was more decorative – to preserve the “C” shape from the front and side (see the 2nd picture).

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#5 posted 545 days ago

Awesome box! Like the design which has a personal touch and the blend of wood and finish.

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#6 posted 545 days ago

A nice piece and I know she must have loved it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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