Double Recipe Box

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Project by Dkol posted 04-08-2013 07:59 PM 1805 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of Catalpa with Black Walnut accents.
4” x 4.5” x 11.5” Finished with Satin Wipe-on Poly
Designed to hold 3.5” x 5” size recipe cards, which I have since found have fallen out of popularity in favor of 4” x 6” cards. Center divider is removable.

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 08:51 PM

wow- looks great! I love the dark accents.

2 questions- how do you get you lid to line up so perfectly (mine never do) and how do you take such nice photos which nothing in the background?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 09:53 PM

I like it great job

-- Todd

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 09:58 PM

Great looking recipe box…love the catalpa!.......I know what you mean about the 4×6 cards being preferred. I have done a few recipe boxes as wedding or shower gifts and asked ahead of time about their preference…..every one wanted the bigger sized cards. Now, when I make one, I order one set of cards to put in the box, along with a set of dividers.

-- jbschutz

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 12:52 AM

Nice box. Very clean and tidy. Now I’ve got to find some of that curly catalpa like you have on the lid! We used to have a lot of catalpas at the ranch but I haven’t seen one in a long time.

How is that top panel attached to the box sides? (please)

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

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 03:04 AM

I do the hinges painstakingly slow and sneak up on the fit. I photograph using a roll of paper that I stretch out to give a seamless effect.

The curly wild grain occurs around the knotholes, had to do some tricky cutting to get the piece for the lid.


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#6 posted 04-10-2013 09:09 PM

Great looking recipe box! Your wood has beautiful grains. Holds more recipe cards. A great gift idea!

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