|Project by Jordan||posted 03-19-2014 04:10 AM||1602 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my first attempt at box making since my 8th grade shop class. It is also my first serious attempt at finishing. This tea box is made for my wife. She has been persistently reminding me that all of my projects are for my shop or our family and friends. It was about time I made her something. This box is sized to fit 6 full boxes of tea bags standing up. The tea bags are a standard Tetley or Tazo sized.
The box is made from 4/4 walnut and 1/4 maple plywood, with maple splines. The finish is three coats of amber shellac, rubbed down with 0000 steel wool between coats. I’m very satisfied with the way this box turned out and it is my favourite piece to date. I also got to make use of my new jointer which was exciting.There is likely 40-50 hours of work in this box and many more hours in researching finishes. Also my wife loves it, which is what counts. Sketchup file available by request.
-- Jordan, BC