|Project by jay_in_cgohio||posted 01-20-2014 10:05 PM||694 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My wife wanted a simple box to put her recipes in. Currently she uses a folder with random sizes of paper and cards. I picked 4×6 as the best card size, not overly big yet big enough to print a recipe on.
It is just a basic oak box with a hard board bottom and mitered joints. The lid is a drop in fit lid with a small rabbit on the edge of the lid so it recesses into the box a little. For the lift I wanted something that said food. The easiest thing I could think of was to carve a knife and use that as the lift.
Wanting the knife to contrast with the box I used a small piece of cherry. My original plan was to use cherry for the knife and then make a butcher block from oak for the lid. I did not have enough oak left for this and not wanting to the lid to be cherry since it would not highlight the knife I opted for a face grain cutting board of cherry and oak , using the oak to contrast the knife.
The finish is just Danish oil rubbed into the wood. I imagine in a few days it will need more. I wanted this to be super simple and was able to come up with something in a matter of three days that has purpose and looks good enough for her to put in the kitchen.
Thanks for looking.