Oak box with figured walnut panel

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Project by Kate posted 484 days ago 1430 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father died recently and his sister wanted a box to hold his correspondence. I had this piece of walnut waiting for the proper moment and it seemed like this was the project for it. My Aunt was pleased and I think my father would have been also.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kate,

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#1 posted 484 days ago


It looks great. A fitting use of the walnut. The book matching gives a great effect on it.

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#2 posted 484 days ago

Sorry about your dad…he would be proud to have his papers in such a lovely box.
That walnut is just incredible!
Nice to see you back.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 484 days ago

So sorry about your father. I agree with Ellen – the box is beautiful. You did a fantastic job.


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 483 days ago

A beautiful correspondence box. I’m sure your aunt will love it.

-- Dean

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#5 posted 483 days ago

My condolences too. The box is vey beautiful. Excellant craftsmanship

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 483 days ago

Sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing Kate. The box is a wonderful tribute to him. I’ll join the others in saying that it a stunning piece of walnut, made even more eye-catching by the bookmatch. Wonderful craftsmanship.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 483 days ago

My condolences on the loss of your father. You certainly honored his memory with this beautiful box. That bookmatched walnut top is gorgeous!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 483 days ago

sorry about your dad. This is an absolutely beautiful box and I’m sure it’ll help to carry on his memory.

-- mike c

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#9 posted 483 days ago

My condolences on losing your father. The box turned out beautiful.

My father was stationed at Ethan Allen AFB in Winooski in the early 50’s.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#10 posted 483 days ago

I’m sorry for your loss.

That bookmatched walnut is absolutely gorgeous… fitting for such an important project.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 483 days ago

Sorry for the loss of your father, Your box is beautiful, and is exactly what I have been looking for, clean and simple lines with some beautiful walnut, hope you don’t mind if I borrow some of your ideas here, I have a project in the making that this fits perfectly. Will favorite this and send you some pictures when finished.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#12 posted 483 days ago

A beautiful box and I’m sure your dad would be proud. Sorry for your loss.

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#13 posted 483 days ago

Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts and comments.
I’d love to see your finished box Rockbuster.

-- Kate,

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