macho style box of walnut and birch

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jim Sellers posted 04-12-2013 11:32 AM 2651 views 23 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At 16” w x12”d x 9” h this is the largest box I’ve ever built. I designed it myself but based it on the smaller version (last project) with the tambour top attached to the bottom drawer. The only hardware needed are two 5/8 screws. I made 2 drawer fronts but my dovetails were tight enough I decided to leave the tail ends exposed. Bottoms are lined with suede leather. All the dividers are removable. I was very pleased with the end result. Operation is smooth and flawless.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

33 comments so far

View staryder's profile


167 posts in 1206 days

#1 posted 04-12-2013 11:39 AM

Beautiful project great post Thanks for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

View sedcokid's profile


2703 posts in 2765 days

#2 posted 04-12-2013 12:06 PM

Jim, This is one beautiful boxtop! I have not seen one with a tambour, I really like your work!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View BertFlores58's profile


1677 posts in 2089 days

#3 posted 04-12-2013 12:10 PM

Though it is huge, the way how it was cut seems to be small. The thickness of the woods use are proportioned. Excellent design and the arrangement of drawers perfect. Beautiful and very functional. Thanks for posting.

-- Bert

View RaggedKerf's profile


425 posts in 1287 days

#4 posted 04-12-2013 12:40 PM

Now that’s what I call inspiration. Thanks for sharing Jim. Amazing work!

-- Steve

View Roger's profile


18372 posts in 1971 days

#5 posted 04-12-2013 12:45 PM

Wow! Jim. Tis a beauty. Really nice box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5634 posts in 1459 days

#6 posted 04-12-2013 12:58 PM

Very nicely designed and finely crafted—love your top!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View Woodbridge's profile


3369 posts in 1585 days

#7 posted 04-12-2013 01:44 PM

beautiful box. There is some much nice detail,inside and out!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View CalgaryBill's profile


48 posts in 2836 days

#8 posted 04-12-2013 02:13 PM

That is one beautiful box! Great design and wonderful choice of wood.


-- Calgary Bill

View Tag84's profile


573 posts in 1823 days

#9 posted 04-12-2013 02:21 PM

gorgeous design and wood combination!

-- -Thomas -

View blackcherry's profile


3255 posts in 2990 days

#10 posted 04-12-2013 02:44 PM

Great design, all the features in such a small space make this box exceptional !

View Amoc's profile


53 posts in 1131 days

#11 posted 04-12-2013 03:52 PM

Very Nice!

-- Ken from Ft Hood, TX

View Ken90712's profile


16313 posts in 2355 days

#12 posted 04-12-2013 04:09 PM

I agree withthe above statemements!!!!! What I aslo missed as I was talking while looking at this was the top. Love the grain and knot on this. The sides on this are great as well. Would love to hear more about the process. A++++++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View KodaBear's profile


114 posts in 1055 days

#13 posted 04-12-2013 04:42 PM

the dovetails are perfect, proportions are right on, and the figure is striking! it’s a triple threat. beautiful piece

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

View Michael Donnelly's profile

Michael Donnelly

24 posts in 1130 days

#14 posted 04-12-2013 04:47 PM

I really like the look of the dovetails.

How did you make the tambour?

View MonteCristo's profile


2098 posts in 1355 days

#15 posted 04-12-2013 05:41 PM

Not quite to my taste but a very impressive box nonetheless. The top is especially nice. Also nice to have someone acknowledge that cutting dovetails is not a trivial operation – we don’t hear that enough !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

showing 1 through 15 of 33 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics