display box for small bowls

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Project by John posted 10-30-2020 01:01 PM 943 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I a few years ago bought two delicate and beautiful bowls at a craft fair in San Francisco. I had always wanted to give them a proper home, but so far they had just been kicking around in a cabinet.

I have been fooling around with adding legs or display stands for my boxes, and this is a first effort. Hand carved legs in walnut, curly maple mitered box, and veneered walnut back. Not sure I like the legs, and my next effort may go for something a bit more understated. For scale, this is about 14 inches long and about 5 inches high.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 10-30-2020 01:11 PM

Super cool box/display!
The legs make it very elegant and the design is sleek.
Great work.

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#2 posted 10-30-2020 01:16 PM

It has a bit of a Japanese look to it with the ‘stuck’ on legs. Good selection of timbers.

-- Madburg WA

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#3 posted 10-30-2020 03:57 PM

The case looks very versatile too. It would look good upside down with a small panel of glass as a table top.
Or could be a scaled down model of a coffee table with a glass top.

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#4 posted 10-30-2020 06:40 PM

I really like the legs. Cool design. I agree w the Asian flair

-- Petey

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#5 posted 10-30-2020 07:41 PM

Nice! I can visualize two more bowls on the top, with the leg extensions keeping them from slipping off the ends.

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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#6 posted 11-01-2020 12:53 AM

Thanks all for the nice comments. I did not design it to have an Asian flair, but you are right. In any event, we like it and it has a place of honor in our living room.

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