Sapele, Maple, Tigerwood and Walnut box

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Project by Andy Panko posted 10-13-2014 11:23 PM 1566 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine asked for a box. No particular needs or requests…just a box. The only condition was that he wanted something original. I kind of made this up as I went along. It sort of ended up looking like a box you’d keep someone’s ashes in. But my friend and I are happy with it, so that’s all that matters.

The four sides of the box are 3/4” Sapele joined with through dovetails. I then routed out for the inlay, which is Zebrawood trimmed with Maple and Walnut. The bottom and top are custom-milled 3/4” Sapele frame and panel construction, where the Maple is tongue’d into a groove in the Sapele. I decided to go with a lift-off top instead of hinges.

Thanks for looking!


-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ,

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#1 posted 10-14-2014 12:16 AM

Nice design, can see why your friend likes it

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#2 posted 10-14-2014 12:55 AM

Very nice inlay. I like your wood choices.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#3 posted 10-14-2014 08:26 PM

That’s a very neat box! Awesome work on the design and great wood combo.

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#4 posted 10-14-2014 09:29 PM

Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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