|Project by BlairHarp||posted 02-19-2014 03:39 AM||1490 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This large box is made from Walnut with Curly Maple accents. It was made as a commission piece to be used as a treasure box for a newborn granddaughter. She intends to collect special items while the child is growing up and will give the box full of these treasures to her when she is older.
The box has a raised floating panel lid, corner splines and removable trays. I made the dividers in the trays removable and adjustable since at this point no one knows what will be put into the box over the years. The 2 main decorations on the box are the silver onlay’d monogram which was made by the clients place of work (she works at a custom Jewelry maker) and the customized message on a piece of Curly Maple mounted on the inside of the lid. She sent me a handwritten note and I used the laser printer heat transfer method to put place the note in her original handwritting.
The project is finished with a light stain on the walnut to even out the small areas of sapwood, clear is a gloss polyurethane on the walnut. A Tung Oil finish was used on the maple to help bring out the grain.
Overall I think the project turned out nice, the box is pretty heavy and should be strong enough to last many years of collecting trinkets and memories.