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Project by kiefer posted 03-31-2014 01:28 AM 2433 views 15 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the other box I built alongside of the ZEN box .
I tried my hand at a art deco design something I have never done before and I think I like it and it will likely lead to another one .

It is the same basic box but with a totally different look .
Rebate corners with interior corner blocks which serve as reinforcement for the corner joint and also as a support for the tray .Leather hinges in mahogany and a centre overlay in mahogany and Douglas fir .
All edges are done in 3/16” mahogany and eased over just slightly .
Made from cherry, mahogany, Douglas fir, lace wood and walnut .
Size is 11” X6 1/2” X 3 3/4”
The interior is lined with a beige upholstery cloth with a lace wood lift handle in tray .
The finish is BLO and bees wax for a nice satin and mellow look .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 01:48 AM

That is very nice! Looks like a safe almost, but with style!

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 02:11 AM

Looks great from any angle. I particularly like the treatment of the back. Nicely done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 02:15 AM

Thanks for the compliment Willy

Thanks for checking it out Roger and a compliment from one of the great box makers makes it special .

-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 02:35 AM

I have to agree with Willy, it has a safe or cash box look. For some reason I like the back better than the front. You sure have a knack for the interior. Nice work Kiefer.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 03-31-2014 03:44 AM

As always Kiefer….great detail and design. I particularly like the treatment of the hinges and the appearance you have derived on the back of the box.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#6 posted 03-31-2014 03:48 AM

How sweet it is !

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

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#7 posted 03-31-2014 04:07 AM

Great style, leather hinges, great interior.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 03-31-2014 04:09 AM


You are exploding! Not much Art Deco on LJ’s You continue to think outside the box. Paul said on your ZEN Box. “Hard to come up with new”, and appropriate, expletives to describe the visual candy!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 03-31-2014 04:15 AM

Love the Art Deco…...glad to see all this cool stuff coming out of your shop!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#10 posted 03-31-2014 04:21 AM

Great box, love the design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 03-31-2014 04:28 AM

Very creative. You really have the eye for design.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 03-31-2014 05:10 AM

Interesting design.

Love the grain flow.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 03-31-2014 08:46 AM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 03-31-2014 09:53 AM

Great Box!

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#15 posted 03-31-2014 01:13 PM

wow, this is so cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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