Wedding Box

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Project by bilyo posted 09-23-2018 09:40 PM 1147 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box, with interlinking compartments, is made from cherry with four coats of a poly, tung oil, and terpentine mix. It is lined with dark blue velvetine that is first glued with spray contact cement to thin cardboard that is in turn glued into the box bottom and sides.. Handles for the lids are coins which have some meaning to the bride and groom. They are glued with epoxy to 3/8” wood buttons inset and glued to the center point of each lid.

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#1 posted 09-23-2018 09:55 PM

What a lovely and unique box! The way you oriented the grain on the lids is really special. We’re certain the bride and groom were delighted.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 09-24-2018 02:09 AM

Very Nice Piece Of Work & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 09-24-2018 05:17 AM

I love building boxes because they can all be a bit different. Great build

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 09-24-2018 09:56 AM

Fantastic box! Congrats on the top 3. Never heard of velvetine and the tip on install.. Thank you for that.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 09-24-2018 10:45 AM

very interesting and attractive
really like the bevel joints

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 09-24-2018 01:24 PM

Sweet, neat little design

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

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#7 posted 09-24-2018 01:43 PM

A very beautiful box. I love the coin detail and the lining is cool.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#8 posted 09-24-2018 08:58 PM

Bilyo, this is a very inventive build that includes a variety of joinery. I see lap joints, corner joints, and point joints. It must have taken a good deal of thought to work all of those out. I especially like the touch on the center lid. I see you have split the top and have grain running two directions. What fun. There is a good deal of creativity here and it is functional because it offers a variety of compartment sizes. Nice work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 09-25-2018 02:08 PM

The joinery required more accuracy than with anything else I’ve ever done. Almost no room for error.
Thanks for all the kind words. Much appreciated.

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#10 posted 09-25-2018 04:05 PM

Unusual shape – very original and special. Cherry and black fit good together.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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