Curly Cherry Recipe Card Box

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Project by RightBrained posted 02-06-2019 03:19 PM 550 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is an avid home chef and I wanted to make her something to keep her recipe cards in for her birthday. I’ve been practicing my dovetails and figured this would be a good chance to put those to use on some beautiful curly cherry boards I had laying around.

I’m really excited to see how the cherry ages, I think it’s going to look amazing in a couple months.

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 02-07-2019 10:45 AM

That’s a nice little box, and it should age beautifully.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 02-07-2019 12:00 PM

RB, this has a great look. The wood is beautiful and should get a beautiful patina with time. Perhaps it would serve its purpose better if it were more shallow. If it were hinged with a deeper lid that would do it. I really like the look of the chamfered lid and dovetailed sides. Nice job. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 02-07-2019 03:15 PM

Looks great, is the base Oak?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 02-07-2019 03:42 PM

RB, that is one beautiful box. I too love the dovetail sides. Nice job

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#5 posted 02-09-2019 10:15 AM

Nice work on the dovetails and sweet looking lid. That cherry will look better and better overtime. I made a shaker wall clock years ago with cherry and its amazing to watch it darken…antique’s itself in just a few years.

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