Dovetailed box

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Project by Julian posted 01-06-2014 04:08 PM 2554 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another dovetailed box made with poplar and red mahogany stain. The cover is a plywood center with sapele veneer. Finished with shellac and water base polyurethane, then 3 coats of paste wax. One of the photos shows the light color of the poplar before staining. Last photo is a similar box I made using the same wood and finish.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 01-06-2014 04:53 PM

This is a beautiful box and was done very nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 01-06-2014 06:10 PM

Your finish is awesome on this. Great project.

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

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 07:28 PM

Gorgeous! I’ve always thought poplar was an underrated wood- it sure is when it’s finished this well!

-- -Tim

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#4 posted 01-06-2014 08:29 PM

Added this to my Fav just because of the finish on poplar. I live in Utah and unless you want to work in pine, wood costs. North is pine forests, and south is desert… Poplar is within reach for me for some of my starting projects and this proves you can make it look good. Good job.

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 06:31 PM

Very nice colour and finish!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-10-2014 02:38 PM

They came our really beautiful. Great joints and finish. Great job!

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