Pennsyvania Spice box

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Project by Aries Bergsma posted 02-21-2009 05:22 PM 2720 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was reading through Fine woodworking as I have a subscription and my wife saw the spice box. She is a great cook and I thought it would be a great Christmas present, so here it is. I was fortunate to have a bit of spalted maple so I used it for the panel doors, the main constuction it our of Butternut, from a tree that had fallen down in the park accross the street, the drawers are of walnut, dovetailed with a lacewood front.

-- AGB

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#1 posted 02-21-2009 05:29 PM

Very nice looking. A beautiful project.

I do have a question though. On the internal view their is a light strip of wood seperating the top row of drawers and the lower.

Is there something different about them?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 02-21-2009 05:33 PM

Beautiful spice cabinet. I love the different woods and the spalted maple for the panels looks gorgeous. Nice job. Bet you scored some brownie points with the wife.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 05:38 PM

Great little spice cabinet!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 02-21-2009 06:37 PM

That light strip looks to me like an issue with the flash reflecting directly back at the lens. I’m betting the flash was on-camera and quite close to the lens axis. You can see a similar color shift in all the wood at the same line as the drawer divider.

While I’m not a huge fan of spalted-anything, these are nice and I really like the lacewood drawer fronts. Sweat.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#5 posted 02-21-2009 06:49 PM

Perhaps the lighter stuff is sapwood?

Nice spice cabinet.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#6 posted 02-21-2009 07:06 PM

Love it! Thanks.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#7 posted 02-21-2009 07:11 PM

Great job. I bet the wife appreciates it as well. It should last for many years of home cooking.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#8 posted 02-21-2009 07:52 PM

Nice! Wow, that is cool. Big smile from the wife on that I bet.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 02-21-2009 09:10 PM

Very nice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#10 posted 02-21-2009 11:45 PM

Talk about an easy way to spice up your life! HA! :) very nice, bet the wife was overjoyed.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#11 posted 02-22-2009 12:38 AM

Yes I love it too well designed and of course well made too .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 02-22-2009 02:31 AM

Butternut ihas a nice grain, Nice job

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture,

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#13 posted 02-22-2009 09:48 AM

Sweet ..nice clean design : )

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#14 posted 05-27-2009 01:24 AM

Nice spice box.

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#15 posted 10-31-2009 02:45 AM

That’s a really nice box.

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