Box from Sipo and Ash

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Project by hurailer posted 06-08-2014 10:28 AM 1170 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Last week I finished a new box. I wanted to imitate a typical japanese funiture with frame and light paper panel.

So I used a heavy looking wood for a frame, I found some pieces of sipo/meranti/mahogany in my workshop. The panel should be very thin but stable, so I took 3mm (0.12”) MDF and laminated it with veneer. For a nice contrast between frame and panel, and for a good imitation of paper, I took Ash veneer with a fine texture. The panels are glued in a notch, the parts of the frame have gudeons, that are also use the notch for a bigger surface.

The cap is made the same way. The handle is cut with a band saw and sanded to the right shape. The cap has a rabbet to lie stable on the box.

The surface is coated twice with hard wax oil. The size of the box (without cap) is 20×20x20cm (7.9” x 7.9” x 7.9”).

I hope you like it, and I didn’t use too many wrong words. But google translater can’t find better ones.

-- Ein echter Deutscher Holzwurm! -- A pure German woodworm!

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#1 posted 06-12-2014 11:55 AM

Beautiful box. I like the detail on the handle!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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