Megan's Christmas Box

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Project by PDK posted 01-06-2015 02:33 AM 1334 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Christmas box (1 of 6 this year) accompanied a shiny gift for my wife. It’s made out of curly maple and paduak (maple hinges), and finished with tung oil. I personally like the sharp contrast of the maple and paduak, particularly with the through dovetails. Normally I round over the corners of the dovetails to smooth the lines and elongate the joinery. Even though the softer bullnose edges of the top clash with the sharp 90-degree corners of the box, I’m relatively pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for looking.

-- - The day I stop learning is the day I stop living.

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#1 posted 01-06-2015 04:09 AM

Beautiful colors and a beautiful box. The bullnose top is a very nice contrast to the sharp corners on the bottom. It gives the appearance that the top is upholstered. Very nice.

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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#2 posted 01-06-2015 01:34 PM

Gorgeous box! Those dovetails are extremely tight too. Excellent wood choice, appealing design, and superlative execution.

The maple hinges bring this project home.

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#3 posted 01-06-2015 04:57 PM

Wonderful box. Contrast between maple and padouk makes it even nicer. Dovetails are great. Wooden hinges are ot of league.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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