|Project by maplerock||posted 11-07-2013 04:57 PM||2689 views||5 times favorited||32 comments|
I had a piece of zebrawood that was very unique, but had a couple of cracks in it. I worked around them the best I could and made a small box. Boy was I surprised. This little box came out stunning. I chose the large swirl for the front and it really gives the box some punch.
The splines are yellowwood. I couldn’t decide what to use. I thought walnut or maple would get lost in the design… maybe the yellowwood did too. It does have a shimmering quality I like.
The zebrawood took the glue & sawdust well for filling two cracks, and it finished like glass. Very smooth. I used a piece of walnut for the solid top.
Although I usually put a chain on boxes, this lid stands alone. My adorable wife added a suede bottom and finished it with tung oil and four or five coats of wipe on poly.
I like to find wood with unique features for boxes, and this little piece did not let me down. I am just trying to figure which part of the zebra it comes from? Thanks for looking,
What might be a good name for this box? I look forward to reading your comments.
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana