|Forum topic by jeffswildwood||posted 11-23-2014 04:08 PM||856 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-23-2014 04:08 PM
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/107382 Please see this box before reading!
I have had a lot of success with my latest box style and just completed version 3.0 for a customer. (Posted soon) by adding a drawer. My wife has thrilled over each one and I want to make her one for Christmas. This will be version 4.0 and I need some advice for the lid. The other three were made of poplar sides with pine corners and legs. Lots of material available. I have just enough birds eye maple at 1/2 inch from the box swap for the sides and walnut for the corners and legs. Not enough BEM for the lid at 1/2 inch as used in prior design. I do have a piece of birds eye at 1/4 inch that would fit the bill but I need a new design if a lid is to work with available material. I have toyed with a few ideas.
With this choice of woods it should be a beautiful box when done but with limited material I can’t afford trial and error. Any suggestions or cool ideas would really be appreciated! Just having a 1/4 inch top just won’t work.
Sorry for adding the link above but I could not get a picture to post here.
-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".