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Project by KimAccurso posted 02-08-2019 12:58 AM 1118 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Please excuse the dust inside the box! So this is my first take at a tea box, I made it for my husband. The box is maple, lid and legs are canary wood and the splines, bottom and handle are jatoba. The dividers are maple and cherry and I mortised the maple pieces into the box for stability. I have done this type of leg in the past but hadn’t done a lid in this manner so I wanted to see if I could pre-finish all the interior pieces, glue it all together and use a flush trim bit to flush up the exterior of the lid. Also wanted some more practice at hand mortising hinges (these are the cheaper Rockler stop-hinges which I think are really good for the price) I drilled for the hinges just a tad off this time. I used a wipe-on poly but if I ever do this type of leg again, I will definitely either just oil or spray. Overall, I’m fairly happy with it and my husband loves it so all is good :)

Thanks for looking!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 02-08-2019 01:40 AM

A very nice unit.

I like the different design; not just same old!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 02-08-2019 02:46 AM

a beautiful box to store teas GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Tom Regnier

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#3 posted 02-08-2019 03:43 AM

I like the flush trim on the lid…has a contemporary look.

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Ivan

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#4 posted 02-08-2019 06:01 AM

Very nice and unique legs design. I like handle too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-08-2019 12:12 PM

Nice work! A tea box is on my list of to do’s.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 02-08-2019 12:34 PM

Very elegant. My daughter wants one like this.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 02-08-2019 01:44 PM

lovely box. I especially like the leg design

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 02-08-2019 03:15 PM

Very nice box, I definitely need to get one of these made myself. and gratz on daily 3

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

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therealSteveN

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#9 posted 02-08-2019 05:12 PM

BANG. Nice box. I really like the feet, the legs, and even the wide hips. The lift is fine too. I like the matching woods and they are playing so well with the contrasting wood. Just really nice work.

Thanks for sharing Kim, and Congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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jeffswildwood

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#10 posted 02-08-2019 09:38 PM

Excellent box! I like the legs, great addition.

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

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KimAccurso

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#11 posted 02-08-2019 10:45 PM

Thanks for the compliments, guys!


BANG. Nice box. I really like the feet, the legs, and even the wide hips. The lift is fine too. I like the matching woods and they are playing so well with the contrasting wood. Just really nice work.

Thanks for sharing Kim, and Congrats on your 3.

- therealSteveN

Steve, too funny – now that you say ‘hips’, I wasn’t thinking of Kim Kardashian (or however you spell that)! Maybe If I make those again I’ll go for a more athletic look…lol :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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NormG

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#12 posted 02-09-2019 12:07 AM

You did a fantastic job on this tea box

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 02-09-2019 01:00 AM

Nice piece, if i may are the legs two piece and mitered together or one piece, i am unable to tell from picture, again, nicely done
Rj in az

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therealSteveN

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#14 posted 02-09-2019 09:41 AM

Hi Kim

I think KK has hips that are way too disproportionate to her. on that box it’s perfect. I think in wood a lot of people would have flipped those legs, and gone stockier at the bottom, and the way you did it looks like they are embracing the box. To my eye that is much better. I don’t think I would have seen that before. You would be great to teach design.

-- Think safe, be safe

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KimAccurso

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#15 posted 02-09-2019 12:44 PM



Nice piece, if i may are the legs two piece and mitered together or one piece, i am unable to tell from picture, again, nicely done
Rj in az

- Knockonit

Thanks Rj, and the legs are 2 pieces mitered together glued on to the box after the box is assembled. I put a quarter inch piece of ply under the box while I glue them on so all the legs sit level and used epoxy to adhere them.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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