Redwood burl top boxes

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Project by SugarbeatCo posted 05-03-2015 03:46 AM 1562 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of custom boxes. The curly maple has walnut, not so string, inlay.. Maybe more of a rope inlay? The walnut has maple inlay. I accidently set the redwood book match off center slightly, so I opted for the window pain inlay. Turned out pretty good I think. Brusso quadrant hinges, fabric inserts were installed as per customers request. The lid lifts are mitered notches just the width of a finger. My customer asked for this specifically, I didnt think it was a good concept but after I cut them it grew on me. After applying finish, I sent my customer a pic and I dont think he liked them… Hopefully they grow on him as well. The box is joined with hand cut keyed miters. The Redwood is a thick veneer (1/4”) glued to some birch ply, rabbeted into the lid. Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 05-03-2015 11:36 PM

What’s not to like? I think they look great. IMHO

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 12:06 AM

Well I appreciate that, I think he loved the boxes, I’m just not sure the mitered lid lift recess was his favorite part. Thanks a ton for the compliments guys.

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#3 posted 05-06-2015 01:36 PM

Beautiful boxes! The redwood burl is wicked cool. Thanks for sharing!

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#4 posted 05-06-2015 04:36 PM

Wow! This is so beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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