|Project by KnotCurser||posted 07-20-2013 12:06 AM||1237 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
This was a commissioned piece from my brother-in-law’s sister.
Her daughter recently won a tiara as a reward in a contest and her Mother wanted a place to keep it safe and dust-free.
We talked a bit and I came up with what you see here.
The box is made from Walnut sapwood and measures nine inches square and 5 1/2 inches high.
The lid is the a piece of the outer screen from an older big-screen TV and has a light grayish tint to it.
I also added some cherry splines and carved her name and the contest’s date into the front.
I made it so the lid slides out from the back and is actually attached to the top part of the frame so it all but vanishes when closed – no hinges and no noticeable seams.
I used black felt to line the very bottom and covered a piece of foam in red velvet to rest the tiara on.
Finish was a coat of Tung-Oil then a few coats of paste wax buffed to a nice shine.
Although this will be hand-carried to her in the next month or so (she is in another state), she has already seen pictures of it and loves it – that’s what matters the most!
I learned a bit by doing this box – mainly not to get spray adhesive on your fingers while handling velvet! Doh!
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