Canary Wood Box

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Project by marty99 posted 01-06-2014 11:39 PM 1791 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple box built mainly from canary wood with maple trim and the top inlay is a redwood burl veneer. The bottom and lid has a felt lining.

-- Marty, PA

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 12:03 AM

Very nice wood choices and the box build is well done. Did you try the burl by it’s self without the wood in between? I was just wondering what the image would look like.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 01-07-2014 12:17 AM

The burl veneer is 2 pieces with damaged edges so I used the wood trim to conceal the damage. If I trimmed the damage they won’t fill the space:(

-- Marty, PA

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#3 posted 01-07-2014 06:27 AM

I notice you like those style of hinges. I’ve never made a box but if I did it would have the same type you use. Nice to see boxes that don’t have exposed hinges as I feel that for me it is a distraction from nice wood work.
Well done…..................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 01-08-2014 01:13 AM

Marty, I love the materials you chose for this box, and I read the rejoinder you made explaining the joint in the middle of the top. While I don’t know all the factors that led you to make the choice to join the wood in the center of the top, I would have considered trimming that beautiful veneer, book matching it at the middle and putting the extra wood needed at the two outside edges. The top is a really beautiful piece of wood. It cries out to be shown off.

The hinges are a great installation and fit. Interesting work you have here.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 01-08-2014 02:50 PM

Marty, I am curious about the hinges. Do they stop the travel of the hinge? And where did you get them?

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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#6 posted 01-08-2014 03:25 PM

I got the hinges at Rockler. Check out:

-- Marty, PA

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#7 posted 01-10-2014 03:26 PM

Great looking box! Gorgeous top and like the clean lines and great choice of hinges.

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#8 posted 01-10-2014 03:42 PM

Absolutely beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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