4-way Elm Wrapped

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4-way Elm Wrapped box

  • Carpathian Elm burl veneer four-way book matched
  • On 9-ply Baltic birch
  • Miter folded (router table) then corners chamfered to reveal birch “stringing”
  • Horton Brassworks hinges
  • Custom lid stays from 1/8 brass bar and rod
  • Wenge frame base and lid lift
  • 10×6 x 5.5 H inches







hinge and stay zoom:

corner zoom:


lid stays:

book matched panel before folding:

Thanks for any comments and suggestions.

Full sized pictures are here:

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#1 posted 11-05-2020 08:32 PM

I am singularly wrapped... that is exceptional.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 11-05-2020 08:55 PM

That is a work of art!

-- Petey

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#3 posted 11-05-2020 10:41 PM


-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#4 posted 11-05-2020 10:46 PM

beautiful box,excellent veneer work that elm just pops.

-- 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 11-05-2020 10:50 PM

Beautiful… both the veneer and the work.

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#6 posted 11-05-2020 11:09 PM

Nice work. Outstanding veneer. Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 11-05-2020 11:12 PM

Gotta love some fine book matched burl! What was your finish?

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#8 posted 11-05-2020 11:14 PM


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#9 posted 11-05-2020 11:29 PM

Finished with shellac and Renaissance wax. Thanks for the comments

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#10 posted 11-06-2020 12:09 AM

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 11-06-2020 12:22 AM

Fantastic! Beautiful work!

-- Ron Stewart

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#12 posted 11-06-2020 12:29 AM

Oh, such beautiful use of such gorgeous veneer – you did it true justice!

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#13 posted 11-06-2020 01:33 AM

Wow, that is a great piece. Beautiful finish

-- Eric, building the dream

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#14 posted 11-06-2020 01:45 AM

Sexy! I really like this!

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

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#15 posted 11-06-2020 03:07 AM

Fabulous job. I love the book match and great choice of the elm.

-- AJ

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