Veneer Pencil Box

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Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 07-21-2008 11:01 PM 2136 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife was using an old cigar box for a pencil box that she would also use as a lap table to grade papers, do puzzles, etc. The cigar box was falling apart, so for her birthday I built her a new box.

The walnut burl is veneer, the rest is curly maple and oak plywood. The top is sized so the burl is 8 1/2” x 11”, size of a standard piece of paper. The top was also epoxied to provide a smooth, durable surface for her to write on.

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#1 posted 07-21-2008 11:12 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 07-22-2008 12:47 AM

Nice work,The wonders of veneer,check me out if you like working with veneer
thanks R

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#3 posted 07-22-2008 12:56 AM

Isn’t that just beautiful !!! great job : )

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#4 posted 07-22-2008 02:13 AM

beautiful box… she’s gonna need to get some nicer pencils.

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#5 posted 07-22-2008 11:58 AM

Very nice. The maple looks great with the walnut!

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#6 posted 07-23-2008 05:23 PM

beautiful box.great job

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#7 posted 07-23-2008 05:32 PM

looks great. nice details in your work

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#8 posted 07-30-2008 08:14 PM

Very nice looking ,love the burl,its great what you can do with veneer ,can add great detail to your project,if ever in need of veneer feel free to look me up
Thanks Fritz

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#9 posted 08-04-2008 08:50 PM

Very nice touch. This little box is a nice addition to anyone’s desk. Excellent job on the veneer. I would love to see more pics of this project. It would make a great project for a woodshop class.

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