Wedding box

  • Advertise with us
Project by waffles posted 06-02-2014 03:41 PM 1661 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My good friends were getting married and I had seen a box at a previous wedding where the attendees would drop notes in it with comments/advice to the couple over the course of the reception. I wanted to build something very unique to match the individuals getting married, because they deserved something that I have never seen before. I love it when there is more going on than meets the eye so I used miter joints that I then covered with bloodwood, then for the top I recessed a piece of curly maple into the box and then split the two halves on the table saw. The coolest part in my opinion is the corners on the top which happened entirely by accident, I was putting the chamfer on the top with the router table, stopping short to avoid tearout with the plan of going back with a sharp chisel to knock them down, I took a step back and decided it was a beautiful accident and finessed the corners to symmetry. For the finish I pore filled the lacewood and popped the tiger maple with some shellac/vintage maple transtint (kudos to Marc for the know how). I then followed up with some arm-r-seal followed by arm-r-seal satin. It turned out pretty nice, as with every project a step forward is taken in the journey of woodworking, but more steps are then added (you improve but realize other areas that can be improved).

4 comments so far

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 3169 days

#1 posted 06-02-2014 03:44 PM

Very nicely done—great choice of woods.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View gfadvm's profile


14940 posts in 3567 days

#2 posted 06-03-2014 12:57 AM

Very unique design on those top corners. And some beautiful lacewood!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View NormG's profile


6507 posts in 3880 days

#3 posted 06-05-2014 02:35 AM

I sure it will be a wonderful gift and well thought of

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 3743 days

#4 posted 04-20-2016 04:36 PM

This box is absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics