Decorative Box

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Project by Rick posted 08-11-2009 10:46 PM 2318 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first decorative box I made. It’s oak and bloodwood with brass quadrant hinges and lined with suede.
I donated this to a church auction. It ended up selling for about $250 I think. Everyone overpays because it’s for charity. An older man wanted to use it for his coin collection.

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#1 posted 08-11-2009 11:09 PM

very cool , i like the wood choices .

i’m afraid i have the same love affair with boxes

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 08-11-2009 11:43 PM

Very nice. Great combination of wood.


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#3 posted 08-11-2009 11:45 PM

Very nice, I like the contrast with the wood choices and also the quadrants.

what are the dimensions and what finish did you use?

Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJ’s….............. the most addictive site on the internet!!!!

BTW, box making is my passion as well !!!!!!!

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#4 posted 08-11-2009 11:48 PM

Very nice… I like that inlay around the case edge… a distinctive detail. I’d like to learn to do something like that.

I like the hinges and you did an nice job of mortising in… does the use of that type of hinge then require something close to 3/4 thick sides? I saw the hinges, thought they were rather expensive for my skill, so went with simple box hinge… and thinner sides. I ask simply because I’m getting ready to try my next box. I’ll be trying the keyed miter I think… I like your spacing and color contrast. The customer already asked for a mirrored lid… so that is one decision down. lol

again, fine work.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#5 posted 08-12-2009 12:01 AM

If someone walked up to me and whispered “oak and bloodwood”, I don’t think I would have been impressed. But seeing the combination I have to say it definitely caught my eye. As Gene pointed out, the spacing works very well with this contrast.

Nice Box!

-- Chris

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#6 posted 08-12-2009 12:06 AM

Thank you for such nice comments. I really don’t recall the dimensions of the box. I made it for a charity event about 1 month ago. It was the first box I made. I finished it with minwax wipe-on poly oil based.

This was also the first quadrant hinge I installed. It was a test of my patience but well worth it. They weren’t expensive hinges either. Very low price on rockler but the quality wasn’t what I was hoping for. I found some better quality quadrant hinges from LeeValley with a very good price as well. The sides of the box were 3/4 inch but could have been thinner.

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#7 posted 08-12-2009 01:49 AM

This is a great looking box, wood choice, design and finish, very good build .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 08-12-2009 01:29 PM

Beautiful Box!! Love the wood choices and the finished product.

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#9 posted 08-12-2009 08:03 PM

A well executed box! Very appealing and some really nice detail touches. The hinges look 1st rate. I also like the chamfer on the BW lid insert.
Thx for sharing.

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#10 posted 08-14-2009 06:17 PM

Sweet box! You show a great talent both in craftsmanship and design.I look forward to seeing more in the future.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#11 posted 08-17-2009 09:19 PM

Jammin box, you did good

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 08-22-2009 09:32 PM

Beautifl and well done

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#13 posted 01-12-2011 08:07 PM

very nice box, was it made from red or white oak?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#14 posted 01-12-2011 09:54 PM

Thank you. This was white oak.

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#15 posted 06-11-2012 01:12 AM

Very beautiful box. Gr8 wood combos, and lotsa super details. Very nice project.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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