|Project by Woodbridge||posted 11-16-2013 09:23 PM||2321 views||6 times favorited||16 comments|
I’ve spent that last week or so building several boxes and using up some of the interesting wood cut-offs that I have collected and put aside over the last several months.
When is was building my Modigliani chair I purchased a nicely figured piece of butternut to use as part of this chair. The left over portion of the board contained two knot holes and I set it aside knowing that it would make an interesting box or two. When I got around to building this box I wanted to feature the knot hole rather than cut around it and use the “good” portions of the board.
In this case I decided to feature the knot hole and nice figure surrounding it as the front of the board. The knot hole also serves as the lift for the lid.
The box is made from 3/4” butternut with mitred joints, walnut splines and trim. It is about 11” x 5” x 4.5 inches. I’ve used quadrant hinges. The small removable tray is made from oak. It is finished with a number of coats of shellac and then waxed.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario