Walnut and Maple Box

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Project by gwolfe1977 posted 09-19-2013 08:16 PM 1488 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I planned on making this box out of walnut only but a friend of mine suggested putting strips from different wood in the lid. Long story short, I went a step further and did some laminating with more maple and this is how it ended up. I left the wood natural color and applied 4 coats of Minwax Satin poly.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#1 posted 09-19-2013 08:57 PM

really nice love the way you put in the maple inserts.

-- Jim Earl

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#2 posted 09-19-2013 09:19 PM

Nice box

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#3 posted 09-19-2013 09:21 PM

Very nicely done—and, very attractive. Congratulations on a job well done.

-- 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 09-19-2013 09:28 PM

good lookin must have turned the heat on in the paint booth or is that a new quick drying poly you made.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#5 posted 09-19-2013 11:07 PM

Well done, nice job and good choise of wood.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#6 posted 09-19-2013 11:13 PM

Actually Dean, it was still a bit soft at the time of assembly and pics. Not soft enough to leave any finger prints though.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#7 posted 09-20-2013 01:16 AM

I love working with maple and walnut. Great looking box!

-- Ben from IL

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#8 posted 09-20-2013 02:05 AM

Looking good, love the contrasting woods!!!

-- Steve, Bay Area

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#9 posted 09-20-2013 03:19 AM

Thanks to everyone for your comments.I appreciate it.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#10 posted 09-20-2013 10:51 AM

Beautiful looking box…excellent job.

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

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#11 posted 09-20-2013 02:43 PM


Thanks for showing.

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#12 posted 09-24-2013 01:30 PM

Wonderful box! Beautiful wood combo. Like the strips and the lamination, great details. Great work!

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