|Project by JamesVavra||posted 09-15-2013 11:41 PM||900 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
This box was a commission from on of the clients at my regular gig. He asked for a box that he could leave on his desk that would hold his glasses, keys, mail, etc. Aside from general dimensions (around 14×11 x 5) and no hinges, I had free reign.
As his desk is walnut, and I had a pile in the workshop, that was pretty easy as a starting point. The curly maple is some veneer that I had on hand from my Greene and Greene mailbox. It’s on 1/4” birch ply from the big box (the bottom panel is un-veneered birch ply).
The miter keys are maple as is the insert in the lid that makes it fit just right in the bottom of the box. It’s finished with 8 coats of shellac that’s been rubbed out with steel wool to knock back the gloss.
I love the look of curly maple and shellac – that grain looks like it’s about 1/2” deep.
Thanks for looking . Comments, critiques, and questions welcomed.