LumberJocks

Tea Chest

  • Advertise with us
Project by Woodbridge posted 05-17-2020 12:30 PM 625 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a couple kumiko panels left over from a kumiko demonstration I did at our local woodworking club earlier this year. The Tea Chest from Mike Pekovich’s book the How and Why of Woodworking was the perfect project to use these kumiko panels on.

My version of the tea chest is made from some lovely butternut that I had stashed in my shed for over 5 years. The handle and internal dividers are made from walnut.

The hinged lid slide back and forth to access either side of the chest

The chest measures about 15” long x 8” wide x 5.5” tall. The chest is finished with shellac, then rubbed with steel wool and wax.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario





16 comments so far

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

32122 posts in 3639 days


#1 posted 05-17-2020 01:33 PM

Peter, you did a wonderful job on this chest. It will be a nice place to store many things.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

View Dark_Lightning's profile

Dark_Lightning

4098 posts in 3882 days


#2 posted 05-17-2020 02:07 PM

Nice! Kumiko is on my list.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

8555 posts in 3571 days


#3 posted 05-17-2020 02:22 PM

Very nice Peter! Crisp lines.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

View WhattheChuck's profile

WhattheChuck

402 posts in 4333 days


#4 posted 05-17-2020 02:59 PM

Nice pix as well—sometimes I see pix on LJ and just can’t assess everything. Thanks for taking the time!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

View Andre's profile

Andre

3567 posts in 2579 days


#5 posted 05-17-2020 03:18 PM

Looks great, love those tea chest, but all my teas are loose leave:( Curious about the butternut wood never seen any in these parts.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

View Peteybadboy's profile

Peteybadboy

1959 posts in 2722 days


#6 posted 05-17-2020 03:43 PM

You do nice work!

-- Petey

View MrWolfe's profile

MrWolfe

892 posts in 896 days


#7 posted 05-17-2020 04:17 PM

Beautiful!
Well done and the attention to detail is great!
Love the kumiko and choice of woods.
Jon

View Woodbridge's profile

Woodbridge

3718 posts in 3191 days


#8 posted 05-17-2020 04:37 PM

Thanks for the kind comments everyone. Andre—butternut is found in the eastern US and in Canada. It is sometimes referred to a white Walnut. Its a very soft wood and easy to work.. The trees are in decline due to a fungal disease. In Canada the trees are protected. Only diseased or wormy trees can be cut. I acquired a stash from a fellow that cut them down on his farm over 40 years ago. he never got around to using them.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View 987Ron's profile

987Ron

48 posts in 89 days


#9 posted 05-17-2020 05:17 PM

Very nice. The kumiko adds greatly to the project. Good craftsmanship.

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

View Andre's profile

Andre

3567 posts in 2579 days


#10 posted 05-17-2020 07:35 PM



Thanks for the kind comments everyone. Andre—butternut is found in the eastern US and in Canada. It is sometimes referred to a white Walnut. Its a very soft wood and easy to work.. The trees are in decline due to a fungal disease. In Canada the trees are protected. Only diseased or wormy trees can be cut. I acquired a stash from a fellow that cut them down on his farm over 40 years ago. he never got around to using them.

- Woodbridge

Interesting, grain reminded me a little of the Black Limba that I used last year. Closest thing to a hardwood in these parts is Birch, still have a couple of planks somewhere in the shop:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

8968 posts in 3615 days


#11 posted 05-17-2020 08:08 PM

Nice work Peter!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View wildwoodbybrianjohns's profile

wildwoodbybrianjohns

1652 posts in 320 days


#12 posted 05-17-2020 09:26 PM

Great design all round. Very nice work.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

View Dave Polaschek's profile

Dave Polaschek

5393 posts in 1355 days


#13 posted 05-17-2020 10:55 PM

Nice, Peter!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

View Paul Mayer's profile

Paul Mayer

1124 posts in 3838 days


#14 posted 05-18-2020 01:13 PM

Beautiful work, Peter!

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix

View splintergroup's profile

splintergroup

3778 posts in 1995 days


#15 posted 05-18-2020 03:21 PM

Truly elegant, nice work!

I wish I lived in an area that had such a cool variety of trees to create a nice stash of woods. You do fine work getting the most form you stash 8^)

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com