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Project by Chris Cook posted 08-24-2013 12:17 AM 1762 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my wife’s birthday, which was on Mother’s day weekend, I made this box of spalted maple and (surprise) padauk!. There were some bumps along the way, but it turned out pretty nice.

I filled it with rose petals and added the lyrics of an appropriate song. She was very pleased and grateful. She’s the best and deserves all I can muster and more!

I posted the key steps of this project in my blog

thanks for looking


-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#1 posted 08-24-2013 12:59 AM

Guys like you make us other guys look bad ;-)

Neat box and I like the hinges too. Your wife must have been very happy.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 08-24-2013 01:44 AM

Luv the hinges, not so much the feet, modifiy the glue blocks for false bottom.

-- "I get more done in a week, than most do before 9am"

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#3 posted 08-24-2013 01:59 AM

Great looking box—nice wood contrasts and grain, tremendous hinges.

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

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#4 posted 08-24-2013 02:54 AM

Very nice box Chris. The wood combination is great, the finish is nice. The hinges are done well. You made a special gift.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 08-24-2013 10:22 AM

Beautiful box…excellent job…

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

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#6 posted 08-24-2013 01:07 PM

Nice box and you know I like the hinges!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 08-24-2013 01:55 PM

I’m betting you earned a few points off the “Honey Do” List? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 08-24-2013 01:57 PM

Nice looking box and beautiful combination of wood.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 08-25-2013 02:38 AM

That is awesome. Sure everything turned out as well as you expected.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#10 posted 08-25-2013 12:41 PM

I like it. Some very nice details, and I do like the wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 08-26-2013 07:41 AM

I can see why they are your favorites!

-- Regards Robert

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#12 posted 08-28-2013 02:03 PM

Wonderful box! Great design, wood combo and finish. The hinges are fantastic, a special gift indeed!

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