Lift lid keepsake box!

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Project by Michaelgurrado posted 07-18-2014 03:12 AM 1849 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This lift lid box i made was from the book “Basic Box Making” by Doug Stowe. This was a fun little project to work on and are quick and easy to make. My box is made from all scrap pieces, the sides of the box is made from maple the lid of the box is poplar and the splines are walnut. I finished it with some Tung oil. I am definitely going to make more of these.

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#1 posted 07-18-2014 04:20 PM

Great looking box. I love the combination of maple and walnut.

You shoudl join the box swap….

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#2 posted 07-19-2014 02:33 AM

Michael, great work. Looks like you made a leap forward from your last box. I like the splines and the finish. You might want to read about finish here. With a box this small, thinner walls would look good too. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 07-19-2014 01:25 PM

Great looking box! I can’t tell you how many of these style boxes I’ve made. They’re a good use of scraps and people love them. Doug Stowe’s books and DVD’s are great for anyone wanting to get into box making. He’s got several designs he seems to stick to but this is my favorite. Keep up the great work!

-- David

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#4 posted 07-19-2014 02:07 PM

Nicely done, Michael. It’s a wonderful little box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 02-06-2019 07:03 PM

Kewl beans mann, and what a great book

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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