simple tea box

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Project by pgmazza posted 04-09-2015 03:31 PM 2050 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been lurking and enjoying everyone else’s work for some time. I’m an avid amateur and haven’t ever posted a project before. Recently my wife was hosting a shower for her niece, a tea party theme. She asked if I could make something so that she could give a more personal gift. I had been intrigued with the idea of making a box so I thought I’d make a tea box.

The box is walnut with a zebrawood panel in the top, and ebony accents.

I based this on some videos I saw on the FWW website. Very fun project and great way to hone skills. It’s really hard to hide imperfections on something of this scale!

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 04:31 PM

Nice job! The box looks fantastic – good combinations and a great top design. You should be proud of yourself!

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 04:37 PM

Great looking box. I am sure your niece will appreciate it and it will become a family heirloom.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 07:12 PM

Well done, looks flawless! I’m sure that will become a family heirloom.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#4 posted 04-09-2015 08:44 PM

Imperfections?? oh yeah, I see all the red flags waving.
Looks darned good from over here pal, I think you are your own worst critic …
Walnut and Zebra wood really compliment each other.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 04-10-2015 12:03 AM

Great looking tea box! I like the combination of the walnut and zebrawood!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 04-10-2015 07:01 AM

Very Nice! Colors go well together. “Earl Gray” Tea would look nice in there. ...LOL..

Thanks for posting.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 04-10-2015 04:21 PM

nicely done! this has always been something I’ve wanted to try. your material choice came out perfectly.
I really like that it doesn’t look wet…what kind of finish did you use?

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#8 posted 04-10-2015 04:50 PM

Thanks for the comments!

I project was finished with a very thin shellac – Seal Coat cut 50-50 with alcohol. Went on like water so it didn’t really build at all, even after a couple coats, but it brought out the grain really well. Finished with paste wax to bring out the luster. I like the way it still looks and feels like wood. Not plastic-y at all.

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#9 posted 04-10-2015 06:51 PM

That is a beautiful box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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