I am jumping ahead here a few steps and provided the dimensions so an appreciation of the size can be achieved.
The original timber stock dimensions were W 400mm D 200mm x H 180mm
These were reduced for the following reasons.
1. I found that the wood veneer I wanted to use was not big enough to complete the work. Critical aspect.
2. I had quite a few problems maintaining a accurate datum point as I finished the three individual curved sections.
3. Natural reduction as the timber was jointed and trued and some defects removed
4. Finally I wanted to cut the box open using my bandsaw 175mm cutting height. Second critical aspect.
Here are some shots of the raw box showing the Dimensions, general arrangement and raised panel templates used.
The overall parts of the box
The back dimensions 360×160mm.
The side dimensions 210mm x 160mm .
The top front to the curve dimensions 360mm x 297mm.
Don’t be too concerned about the dings, other damage, imperfections and knot holes as the will be filled and veneered over.
Next blog will go back in time to the production of the front and assembly.
-- Regards Robert