Chechen and Curly Maple

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Project by JoeyG posted 12-30-2013 02:14 PM 1863 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box started as just a basic chechen box. For the lid I started with a really pretty piece of curly maple which I picture framed with chechen. I then laminated a piece of oak to the curly maple for added thickness and stability. The lid was then banded with birdseye maple. I debated many different styles for the corners, but finally decided that I really liked the clean lines, so I just softened the edges. In keeping with the clean lines, I decided not to use a lift or handle. Instead a small pressure on the back corner lifts the lid. The interior is lined with cedar.
Thanks for taking a look.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 02:47 PM

It looks great! The Curly Maple lid looks awesome and the contrast is fantastic. Great Job, I like it

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 02:59 PM

Yeah I love the lid! Looooooks great!

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 03:01 PM

Great design. Beautiful wood.

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

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 03:13 PM

Very nice, great wood combo.

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 03:16 PM

Very nice.

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 03:16 PM

Thank you. This is another one I wish I could keep for myself, but it will be shipped off to Canada once the holidays are over.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 03:21 PM

Super Job, Joey!
Love the way you hinged the lid!

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#8 posted 12-30-2013 03:25 PM

Great design, Very creative lid!!

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#9 posted 12-30-2013 03:30 PM

Wow! It’s really a beautiful box. I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 12-30-2013 03:36 PM

well we can see you have dived in head first , some super boxes joey, im going to have to try this style of hinging , a very nice design here, a first rate box…

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#11 posted 12-30-2013 06:29 PM

Great looking box

-- Gary, Florida

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#12 posted 12-30-2013 10:10 PM

Looks real nice just the way it is.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 12-31-2013 01:05 AM

Thank you.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#14 posted 01-01-2014 12:52 PM

Fantastic Joey. Really like the design, details, and wood combos

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#15 posted 01-02-2014 02:35 PM

Very nice choice of woods, the inlay is also very nice, what are the measurements? How is it finished?

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