|Project by DaleMaley||posted 04-06-2013 07:22 PM||1113 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
My daughter asked me to make her a wooden box for her wedding. At the wedding ceremony, the couple each put their love letters to each other in the box, along with a bottle of wine. One or ten years later, whatever time period the couple chooses, they open the box…read their love letters…...and drink the bottle of wine.
She also specified she wanted the box to make of cherry wood. I have only made 2 small clocks from cherry wood, so this is the 3rd item I have made from cherry wood.
I got a D in penmanship in grade school, so freehand lettering is not an option:) I bought a sign making kit from Sears which uses a 1/4” bit round end router bit. After a couple of practice runs, the lettering kit worked pretty well.
This is also the first box that I ever lined with felt. I also used a aerosol spray glue for the felt, which worked very well.
The hardware, including the cute small padlock, came from Ace hardware.
My daughter wanted the lettering done such that when the box is rested on its hinge side, on a shelf, the name is displayed correctly in that orientation. The box will not rest on its lock side very well due to the thickness of the lock.
If you want to review all the trials & tribulations I went through on making this cherry wine wedding box, see my web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/