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Project by wildwoodbybrianjohns posted 09-03-2020 09:55 AM 725 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The idea here was to imitate modern architecture to a degree, and keep the design simplistic too.

Made of Zebrawood and Mulberry

Lined with thick chocolate brown Horween leather.

Finished with Linseed oil and beeswax buff.

Thanks for viewing

And have a great day!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#1 posted 09-03-2020 11:03 AM

Modern and simple –
Modern – yes
Simple – who are you trying to kid
Another great job of bringing imagination to life. I really like the lid and handle lamination

-- 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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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 09-03-2020 01:27 PM

It’s a pretty box, and the sloped front is one less horizontal surface that can collect stuff. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 09-03-2020 02:28 PM

Nice looking box Brian. The zebrawood is wild. I like the back of it too, it looks like a the little door.

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

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#4 posted 09-03-2020 03:33 PM

interesting design,very geometric.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 09-03-2020 03:42 PM

Cool design Brian,
I like the pull too. The architectural slant (ha) and the leather are nice touches.
Its pretty cool to combine a box with a valet section for one’s phone or other items.
Innovation on display!

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#6 posted 09-03-2020 04:44 PM

Looks set up for desk-duty! Zebra wood make for some yummy eye candy and that mulberry makes me think of sycamore (I think they are even related, tree-wise).
I see plenty of the references (“door” in the back, some would say kind of like a car in profile, etc.)

Personally I see an English derby hat in the offset lid 8^)

Outta the box thinking Brian!

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#7 posted 09-03-2020 05:48 PM

Very interesting. Well done too.

-- Petey

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#8 posted 09-03-2020 09:57 PM

Very creative. The placement of the zebra grain is great. It does look like a modern building.

-- James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 09-03-2020 11:54 PM


Really interesting design, and it looks just like my house …right down to the zebra wood siding and mulberry door! ; )
I really like the staggered top and the pull. Wonderful use of grain and the leather so much better than a standard felt lining. Very classy. Well done Brian!

....and you have a great day too!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#10 posted 09-04-2020 04:20 AM

That first side pic, looked like a “chop top” Pyramid. Interesting feet, well hell, the entire box is interesting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 09-04-2020 11:06 AM

I will just throw out a collective huge thanks to everyone for the compliments.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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