|Project by Arookar||posted 04-26-2013 12:44 AM||1253 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My husband requested a breadbox one day. I have never owned one, but thought it made a good project for this semester. After looking at a million pictures I decided on this design as there were several learning elements included. all 3/8” chinquapin with brass hinges, box joints. Made the decorative dental molding out of chinquapin as well. My teacher informed me that typically the molding is made first, and the size of the box is decided upon after- so that the corner miters on the molding can meet perfectly. This is something I would have totally blown without an experienced instructor to guide me.
Finish is Danish oil, wipe-on poly and then wax. intended to have the box joints protrude in the greene & greene style but the wood conspired against that idea. Did get some proud tenons on top, though. I always try to leave the knots and defects in if I can safely do so. chinquapin is beautiful but really brittle.
-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)