Large Gift Box

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Project by gtpreacher posted 06-21-2018 10:41 PM 1030 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend who is a United Methodist minister is leaving his current church and moving to another congregation. I was asked to build a box to hold the cards and notes that his parishioners will give him during his going-away reception. The box is roughly a 12” cube made of cherry. The sides are mitered and reinforced with ash keys. The top is a raised panel, and the little button knob was turned from a bit of ash. The finish is wipe-on poly – five coats.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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#1 posted 06-21-2018 11:04 PM

Your card box is beautiful. The Cherry wood and contrasting splines and knob really make the box stand out. The raised panel lid adds a classy element you don’t see often. Over all a great design that could be used for many applications, weddings, church collections, just to name a few. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#2 posted 06-21-2018 11:07 PM

Super nice box. Luv the contrasting woods.

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

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#3 posted 06-21-2018 11:24 PM

You did a very nice job. I’m sure the box will be used for all sorts of things at the new parish.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 06-22-2018 12:06 AM

A keepsake box, to keep his keepsake mementos from his flock. Nice box, for a very nice purpose.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 06-22-2018 01:35 AM

Nice work, and for a good cause.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 06-24-2018 01:03 PM

This box is beautiful and will make a wonderful gift. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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