First marquetry box

  • Advertise with us
Project by Bram Sibma posted 02-01-2014 10:40 PM 1295 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first marquetry box. Being inspired by Silas Kopf, Patrick Edwards, Patrice Lejeune and a lot of other artists.
Although they use other techniques, I have used the window method.
I also used extra brass plates to make the normal brass hinges into stop hinges. I was inspired by 19th century boxes which seem to have similar hinges.

-- Bram Sibma, The Netherlands,

10 comments so far

View Nicholas Hall's profile

Nicholas Hall

348 posts in 1193 days

#1 posted 02-01-2014 10:45 PM

Lovely box. Well done.

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

View shipwright's profile


6267 posts in 1884 days

#2 posted 02-01-2014 11:40 PM

Very nicely done Bram. Welcome to marquetry (beware: very habit forming)
I like the wrap around design. It reminds me of one of my first pieces.
I also like the hinge treatment, good one.
Lastly I whole heartedly approve of your list of inspirational artists / craftsmen. I haven’t met Silas but I can vouch for Patrick and Patrice as great teachers as well as talented artisans.

I look forward to your next piece.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

View mpmitche's profile


423 posts in 2063 days

#3 posted 02-02-2014 02:46 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Mike, Western New York

View exelectrician's profile


2304 posts in 1514 days

#4 posted 02-02-2014 05:00 AM

I like your craftsmanship and am very interested how you did the hinges – unfortunately due to problems with the site I cannot zoom in to the hinge picture, only the first pic zooms in. Could you show us how you did this?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

View majuvla's profile


5749 posts in 1954 days

#5 posted 02-02-2014 08:03 AM

Too good for first time!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Greg's profile


296 posts in 1960 days

#6 posted 02-02-2014 09:16 AM

Wow, just beautiful! I love how the flowers wrap down the sides. Care to share what woods you used?

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

View Bram Sibma's profile

Bram Sibma

10 posts in 1543 days

#7 posted 02-02-2014 12:45 PM

Greg: I used Cherry, Sycamore, Satine Pommele and Purpleheart veneer.

-- Bram Sibma, The Netherlands,

View steve_in_ohio's profile


1195 posts in 697 days

#8 posted 02-02-2014 02:22 PM

The box looks amazing, you did an amazing job on it

-- steve, simple and effective

View helluvawreck's profile


19499 posts in 1953 days

#9 posted 02-02-2014 02:24 PM

This is beautiful and very well done.

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

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 1262 days

#10 posted 02-05-2014 04:38 PM

Your box looks fantastic. The intricate marquetry really stand out. Attractive wood colors and great finish. Impressive work!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics