Graduation gift box

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Project by Nick424 posted 05-24-2020 02:43 AM 540 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife let me know on Friday that she wanted me to make a box/trunk for our daughter who was graduating the next weekend. Fine, but I was going to be working out of town from Monday thru Friday the following week. So I had Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday, and the Friday evening that I returned to get it done. Well, 4:00 to 10:00P friday night, 7:00A to 10:00P on saturday and sunday, and when I returned I put on the stop and the hinge and a coat of wax, and this is it.
The box is 34 inches wide and about 18 inches tall and 18 inches deep not counting the legs. It has a plywood bottom.
I used a great piece of Curly Ambrosia Maple, and framed in the panels with Canary wood that I got from Yoder Lumber. I had used some of the Canary on another project, and was very happy with the way it looked and finished.

Sydney loved the box, so it was a great success, and worth the long days it took to make it happen.

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#1 posted 05-24-2020 02:45 AM

Looks great, Nick! Nice work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 05-24-2020 02:48 AM

Interesting maple and great joinery.

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#3 posted 05-24-2020 05:01 AM

Where the curl stops the Ambrosia starts, what a wicked piece of wood. Love the box, and done on a killer deadline to boot.

Nice box, you did good Dad.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 05-24-2020 05:17 AM

Daughters are always worth whatever it takes:) Fantastic job!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 05-24-2020 11:05 AM

Thanks guys for the nice comments.

Yes Andre, a tearful Thank You from both the daughter and wife made it worth all the time that I had to put in. I was happy with the way it came out, but that kind of thank you is something special.

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#6 posted 05-24-2020 02:51 PM


-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#7 posted 05-24-2020 09:50 PM

Well done Dad. It looks amazing.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 05-26-2020 02:36 PM

This makes a very nice gift. You did a fine job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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