All Cedar with little secret

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Project by poospleasures posted 11-15-2013 12:23 AM 5411 views 24 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an all cedar box with the inside left unfinished. It smells soo good. The box is very colorful with contrasting cedar colors. The top is made with several pieces cut on a slant and spreading from a sharp point to a full spread on the other side, looks like rays. The box body has nice natural cedar stripes running all around the top and center. A mirror is inset into the under side of the top which is stopped with a brass chain. Inside is a lift out divided tray and a divided space under that lined with felt. The little secret is in the base. When you push down on a small brass pin which sets in a small hole thru the box bottom you push down another tray hidden in the base. Good place to hid documents, small jewelry or money. This tray is held in by rare earth magnets. To rehide it just set the box on it and it jumps back in place. I guess most know how I like hidden spaces. Thanks for looking.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 12:29 AM

Very cool. I love the pattern you achieved.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 01:15 AM

This is a beautiful box. I love the top, very nice craftsmanship.

-- John Cobb

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 01:21 AM

Really a sharp looking box. The slanted pieces remind me of the morning sun. Always cool to have those hidden places. Great work.

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

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#4 posted 11-15-2013 01:35 AM

Cool design.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#5 posted 11-15-2013 01:38 AM

Gorgeous box, Vernon!! I love the way you oriented the wood on the top!
another masterpiece!!!!!!!!!...........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 11-15-2013 02:38 AM

Great design. Great thought on the hiding place.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 11-15-2013 02:40 AM

excellent job Vernon

-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

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#8 posted 11-15-2013 03:16 AM

great idea.very good eye for detail and craftsmanship.looking foward to more your projects.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#9 posted 11-15-2013 05:18 AM

Nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 11-15-2013 09:06 AM

Great design, great box. Going to have to see if i can make one something like this. Hope you don’t mind me using your idea. I love working with cedar and here in South Carolina we are blessed with cedar.
Going to add this to my favorite.
Thanks for sharing

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#11 posted 11-15-2013 11:25 AM

Wow great looking box, the lid is awesome and the secret tray underneath is very cool…excellent job.

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

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#12 posted 11-15-2013 01:03 PM

Luv the top, and the hidden compartment.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 11-15-2013 02:39 PM

Really like your box. I’m going to borrow that top idea, with full credit to you for giving the idea. Nice work. I love working with aromatic red cedar

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 11-15-2013 02:59 PM

Very nice. Really like how you wrapped the wood around the box, nice grain matching.
Cool secret compartment as well as a very beautiful top too.

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#15 posted 11-15-2013 03:11 PM

Really nice. I love what you did with the top.

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

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