|Forum topic by pastorglen||posted 02-18-2012 07:07 PM||1227 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
02-18-2012 07:07 PM
My dad recently gave me about 30 linear feet of HIGHLY figured maple door casing. It’s far too nice to use to trim a door in our house (and it wouldn’t match our bungalow style anyway). So I decided to use it make a quick box.
There’s no magic here. I haven’t even sanded or finished the box yet. For the sides I simply held the casing on edge (thick side down) and mitered the corners. The top is mitered with the casing laying flat—more like a picture frame. The thicker portion of the lid pieces are turned in toward the center. I made the lid so a 3/4” piece of walnut would fit in for a contrasting decorative handle.
Here’s the question: which way does the box look best:
The base of the box larger (Picture A)
or with the base of the box smaller (Picture B)?
The interesting thing is that EVERYTHING else about this box is the same. All I’ve done is flipped the body of the box.
The right design makes all the difference. I look forward to your thoughts.
Oh, and as a follow up question – how would you finish this to REALLY make the figure of the wood pop?
-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."