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Project by Christian Holihan posted 06-05-2015 03:11 PM 14141 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine commissioned me to build a box for her niece who is having a baby. She wanted a box large enough to store mementos as the baby grows. She requested walnut and zebra wood.

I used Lee Valley hidden hinge pins so there is no visible hardware. The finished size is 11×5 x 4. All the dovetails are hand cut, and I carved and shaped the lid-lift by hand as well. The finish is 1 coat of garnet shellac and then 2 more of blonde. Paste wax to finish it off.

She was very happy. Thanks for looking.

-- Nobody deserves particle board | http://artisancare.org





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TechTeacher04

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#1 posted 06-05-2015 03:23 PM

the contrast of the Zebra and Walnut is amazing. The simplicity and elegance of the handle really draws your eyes to the grain on the top. Nice work on the dovetails, they look to be very tight.

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#2 posted 06-05-2015 05:28 PM

Very cool ,love the wood and build,great job.

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 06-05-2015 08:10 PM

Oh I like the box you built. Love the wood. Mind telling us where you purchase the Zebra wood?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 06-05-2015 09:50 PM

Great job, love both woods and they work well together.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Christian Holihan

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#5 posted 06-05-2015 10:23 PM

Thanks everyone. Hawaiilad: I got the Zebrawood at my local Woodcraft.

-- Nobody deserves particle board | http://artisancare.org

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Mean_Dean

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#6 posted 06-06-2015 12:09 AM

Beautiful box—I love that zebrawood! I’ll bet mom is thrilled to have such a nice place to keep baby’s treasures!

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

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#7 posted 06-06-2015 10:48 AM

Nice wood selection. Great job with the lift which ties everything together visually!

-- AJ

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#8 posted 06-06-2015 11:41 AM

Very nice box! The zebra and walnut really do look great together.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 06-06-2015 12:37 PM

This is a gorgeous box, and a nice design out of beautiful wood, Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 06-06-2015 12:39 PM

beautiful box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 06-08-2015 02:40 AM

Very nice design!!! I often use walnut and Zebrawood combination, they do compliment each other.

Gary

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