Mostly Maple

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Project by DanielP posted 11-22-2013 07:55 PM 1684 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is based on some Peter Lloyd boxes on his website. I believe he uses mortise tenon joints with dowels, where I just used dowels because of scaling down and working it backwards.

On this project I spent extra time choosing wood that might work better with this style. But not to much in that I’m still learning and wood is expensive. The lid turned whiter and body turned yellower with wipe on poly application. (I think I’m going back to oils) The trays are from Jatoba and came out nicely I think. Black velvet on bottom.

Dimensions are 3 3/8 h x 6 d x 9 1/4 L

Sorry about picture quality (Iphone in backyard) and thanks for looking.


-- --- Dan

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#1 posted 11-22-2013 07:57 PM

Very neat box Dan. I like the wood choice, the trays, and the top is clever. Great job.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 11-22-2013 09:22 PM

Cool ,nice nice box.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 09:27 PM

Thanks guys, appreciate it.


-- --- Dan

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#4 posted 11-22-2013 09:34 PM

Nice box.
Sounds like you learned the hard way to always test the finish you plan to use on a scrap piece. You can sometimes add some tint to the poly if you want a different look and in this case you might even be able to make the lid match the body with a couple of top coats of tinted wipe on poly.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-22-2013 11:22 PM

You’re right Les, and thanks for the suggestion. I do have some dies I may experiment with on some of the left over maple pieces but will probably leave the box as is. It might darken a bit with time.


-- --- Dan

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#6 posted 11-22-2013 11:36 PM

Great looking box Dan…gotta love that that wood

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 11-23-2013 01:12 AM

Well built box, Dan. Nice piece of birdseye ontop.

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

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#8 posted 11-23-2013 02:02 PM

You have built a great looking box. Your wood selection worked well and ot looks very nice constructed.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 11-23-2013 09:41 PM

Thanks for all the comments.


-- --- Dan

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#10 posted 11-24-2013 09:42 PM

Love the divided drawers and curved lid

-- Norman

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