Veneer Pencil Box

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Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 2194 days ago 1629 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.

-- Rich, WNY,

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#1 posted 2194 days ago

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 2194 days ago

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

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#3 posted 2194 days ago

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

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#4 posted 2194 days ago

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

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#5 posted 2194 days ago

Very nice. The maple looks great with the walnut!

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#6 posted 2192 days ago

beautiful box.great job

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#7 posted 2192 days ago

looks great. nice details in your work

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#8 posted 2185 days ago

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 2180 days ago

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.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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