|Project by cheller||posted 04-02-2007 05:19 AM||1872 views||7 times favorited||13 comments|
I made this box in 2004 for my niece. The design came from Custom Wooden Boxes for the Scroll Saw by Diana Thompson. The box is 6 1/4×6 1/4×1 1/2. The lid and bottom are zebrawood, the remainder is maple. It’s finished with a wipe on poly (I think).
I wouldn’t recommend maple for this type of box. The construction technique is to start with a 1 1/4” slab, drill a starter hole 1/8” in from the edge and cut away the interior. With the maple this took forever, and if I remember correctly took 2 blades.
I’m also not particularly happy with the contrast between the maple and the zebrawood. I think this would have looked better with another wood for the box sides.
-- Chelle http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com