Wine Box - Purpleheart and Yellowheart (for LSU fan)

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Project by psully posted 05-04-2020 02:09 PM 1303 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friend who is a huge LSU fan (and alum) was turning 50 – thought an LSU-themed purpleheart and yellowheart wine box would make a nice gift for the milestone b-day. Its a simple two-bottle design. The box is 5/8 stock with doweled miters. Added some yellowheart trim on the inside dividers as well. The lid has a panel, inlay trim and wine bottle decoration that was shaped on the band saw and sander. The lid is connected with concealed barrel hinges (12mm) and a lid stop. The build went mostly went according to plan (a few small mistakes but nothing tragic). Also shout-out to Hardware Source in San Diego for quick delivery of parts during COVID). There is one picture of the box in the direct sunlight to really highlight the color of the wood – it was fun working with the purpleheart – there is still fine purple dust in corners of the shop. Finish is one coat of tung oil as a base and then 3 thin coast of spar urethane cut with mineral spirits (hopefully gives some UV protection to keep color stable) and a very light coat of buffed wax.

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#1 posted 05-04-2020 02:20 PM

a very beautiful gift …wood combo is perfect together GREAT JOB :<))

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

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#2 posted 05-04-2020 02:44 PM

Theres so much to like on this box!
Great wood, great joinery and the contents too!
I like the sandwiched dividers and the pegged corner joinery with the dowels is very cool… nice contrast with the yellowheart.

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#3 posted 05-04-2020 03:54 PM

Nice job—you could give cheap wine in that box and people would still be happy! ;-)

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#4 posted 05-04-2020 04:15 PM

Chuck said it first and I agree, No matter the contents it could not upstage the box – beautiful as well as REALLY thoughtful

-- 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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#5 posted 05-05-2020 01:26 AM

Thanks for the comments gents. Jon that pentagon jewelry box you posted recently was a work of art. Love seeing what the community is working on – I only hope to give as many ideas as I get.

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#6 posted 05-05-2020 01:43 AM

That looks amazing. I love purpleheart.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#7 posted 05-05-2020 09:27 AM

what a great box, and gift!

-- Petey

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#8 posted 05-05-2020 10:16 AM

really nice job. This is one of the better wine boxes I have seen. Love the wine bottle accent on top

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 05-05-2020 01:32 PM

Beautiful work! I love this box. The woods are well-chosen, contstruction well-thought-out and the wine bottle on the lid is unique. Kudos!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#10 posted 05-05-2020 01:55 PM

Well thought out wine box. The box is better than than what goes in it, (almost). Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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