"Baby Box", Maple and Sapele

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Project by KimAccurso posted 05-17-2019 12:46 PM 510 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry for the repetition! :) This one is for twins – nicknamed Thunder and Lighting because mom isn’t revealing names so the gal that requested this one wanted something on the box to represent their nicknames. We agreed I’d put a cloud and lightning on the underside of the lid, which really turned out pretty cute. For this one I did 2 of the larger rattles, opposing woods (cherry and maple). The box is maple and sapele and measures 10×7x6 and is lined with ivory canvas, finished with 6 or 7 coats of semi-gloss wipe on poly. The mother and child on top is jatoba. Toys and rattles finished in organic flax oil and beeswax.

Thanks for looking!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#1 posted 05-17-2019 01:44 PM

I hope everyone calls them Thunder, and Lightning. No matter what their Mom wants them to be known ass. Was that a misspelling, Nah.

Nice box, and double the fun stuff.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 05-17-2019 01:54 PM

Thunder and lightning will be great names.

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,

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#3 posted 05-17-2019 02:09 PM

mom and baby really stick out on this box … and the thuunder and lightning is a GR8 touch GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 05-17-2019 03:44 PM

Nice work, Kim.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-17-2019 03:55 PM

Love the thunder and lightning carving on the inside. Very nice keepsake for the families.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#6 posted 05-17-2019 10:38 PM

Such beautiful gifts in a lovely keepsake box!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 05-17-2019 11:05 PM

Thanks guys – and yeah – kinda hope they keep the nicknames too!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#8 posted 05-18-2019 09:32 PM

Kim, when our son was about three he declared his name was Thundercloud. The name didn’t stick, but maybe it should have. That came to mind when I saw the inside of this box. Nice idea to make use of the inside of the lid. Have you considered rounding the corners more? It is finger friendly and helps the boxes wear through the years. This is a link to a posting that makes the case for rounded corners.

-- Big Al in IN

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