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Oak Burl Veneer and Walnut Box

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Project by jbschutz posted 09-08-2019 04:28 PM 679 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back, a woodworker friend gave me a piece of book-matched oak burl veneer that was cracked and had some voids…..I guess that’s why he gave it to me. I have never tried a veneered piece before, but I decided to give it a go. I glued the veneer to a piece of 1/4 inch oak faced plywood, using Titebond III.
The box was built by making walnut framing with channels to fit the veneered plywood. Once the plywwod was glued into the channels, I mitered the corners, created a dado for the bottom and did a glue-up. I decided to go with my old friend, the lid hinged with hidden steel pins. The box is 7.5×5.5×3.5 inches, lined with brown pigskin suede, and finished with several coats of semigloss poly. The lift on top is a mystery piece….a wood of unknown pedigree, but has a beatuiful red streak running through it.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com





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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 09-08-2019 05:19 PM

Looking at your box, and the way you used hidden pins as a hingeing mechanism gave me an awesome idea for a future build.

So thanks for that!

Sorry, I cant tell you what it is, but I will when I build the box:)

2 thumbs up, your box is very pretty.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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Andre

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#2 posted 09-08-2019 09:05 PM

Looks pretty nice to me, those hinge pins do work nicely!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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kiefer

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#3 posted 09-08-2019 10:51 PM

Very nice box John !
Love the angled sides but have some reservations about the hinges as they would make a tray harder to install and
use as it obstructs the back of the opening .The wood combination looks great and love the veneer you used .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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therealSteveN

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#4 posted 09-09-2019 06:18 AM

You picked a great wood to pair that veneer to, it’s a beautiful combo. I like the pinned lids too, and haven’t had any issue with filling the boxes with removable trays. You just swoop them in.

Very nice box, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 09-09-2019 11:15 AM

Very beautiful box, John!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 09-09-2019 01:14 PM

Great box, oak veneer is a tough veneer to work with.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 09-09-2019 09:48 PM

Nice work!

-- Big Al in IN

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