Rose box

  • Advertise with us
Project by tomd posted 08-14-2013 01:04 AM 1722 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was having trouble with my pictures so I posted two similar boxes separately. This is a birch ply box covered with oak burl veneer with a rose marquetry on the lid. Brass stop hinges, full mortise lock, black and white edging. The interior is covered with gray velvet and a padded and buttoned lid. Finished in shellac, 14L x 9D x7H.

-- Tom D

20 comments so far

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

1050 posts in 2896 days

#1 posted 08-14-2013 02:13 AM


-- Max the "night janitor" at

View aussiedave's profile


3109 posts in 913 days

#2 posted 08-14-2013 02:27 AM

Beautiful box Tom and the marquetry is excellent, well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

View Woodenwizard's profile


1194 posts in 2132 days

#3 posted 08-14-2013 02:35 AM

Outstanding! Again great marquetry. Did you use sand shading on the roses?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5541 posts in 1381 days

#4 posted 08-14-2013 02:40 AM

Another absolutely beautiful box! Outstanding marquetry and great detail on your tray, just to mention a couple of points, but still so many other well done aspects.

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

View deon's profile


2395 posts in 2114 days

#5 posted 08-14-2013 03:30 AM

Both classical pieces. Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

View tomd's profile


1954 posts in 2859 days

#6 posted 08-14-2013 03:33 AM

Yes I used sand shading on the white rose petals otherwise it comes out looking like a blob of white, guess how I know that.

-- Tom D

View lightweightladylefty's profile


2977 posts in 2801 days

#7 posted 08-14-2013 05:25 AM


Your box is simply outstanding! The design and workmanship are top-notch!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile


16731 posts in 2765 days

#8 posted 08-14-2013 06:43 AM

Awesome box!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View Brice1's profile


102 posts in 1437 days

#9 posted 08-14-2013 08:39 AM

Tom -

Excellent work. The marquetry appears flawless, as does the finish. Great design and interior fit out. I like the padded, buttoned lid.

-- Brice, Philadelphia

View James Hou's profile

James Hou

5 posts in 836 days

#10 posted 08-14-2013 09:07 AM

love this box, great work


View Tim's profile


273 posts in 947 days

#11 posted 08-14-2013 09:30 AM

Awesome box and marquetry. Great job.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

View RogerBean's profile


1513 posts in 2042 days

#12 posted 08-14-2013 12:12 PM

Really like your new shape. Reminiscent of some of the old English tea caddies. Works nicely here. Also the rose blends nicely into the figure of the overall box. Also good to see more veneered boxes on LJ. I’ll be waiting to see your next one.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

View kiefer's profile


4219 posts in 1756 days

#13 posted 08-14-2013 12:46 PM

Remarkable pair of boxes you presented us with. Eye candy, just a pleasure to look at ,love all the finishing inside and the veneer .

-- Kiefer 松

View Chris Weisel's profile

Chris Weisel

5 posts in 2006 days

#14 posted 08-14-2013 01:03 PM

Excellent work! Beautiful. The marquetry came out perfect!

-- Railrunner73,Pennsylvania

View CharlieM1958's profile


16143 posts in 3307 days

#15 posted 08-14-2013 02:04 PM

I can’t decide which is more spectacular… the outside or the inside!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

showing 1 through 15 of 20 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