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Another Mahagony and Walnut Keepsake Box

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Project by kdc68 posted 03-13-2022 11:52 AM 793 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a keepsake box this last Christmas for a co-worker made of mahogany and walnut. I never used the wood combo before but it was a big hit. One thing that everyone liked on the Christmas gift box was the contrast between the two woods. They complement each other very well. I’m a fan as well as my mother. So Happy Birthday Mom!

Made from solid walnut and mahogany. Finished in satin lacquer and lined in ivory velvet.

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once





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#1 posted 03-13-2022 12:21 PM

Beautifully done! Lovely gift.
Do you use only glue for the corners?

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#2 posted 03-13-2022 12:24 PM



Beautifully done! Lovely gift.
Do you use only glue for the corners?

- BB1

Thank you! I used dowels to secure the legs to the sides

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 03-13-2022 01:24 PM

Nice looking box and I like that wood combo. I don’t have much mahogany around but maybe enough for a try.
If mom is happy then everyone is happy. Really like the sleek look of mahogany.

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

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#4 posted 03-13-2022 01:27 PM



Nice looking box and I like that wood combo. I don t have much mahogany around but maybe enough for a try.
If mom is happy then everyone is happy. Really like the sleek look of mahogany.

- doubleDD

Thank you Dave !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 03-13-2022 02:49 PM

Also a big fan of the color combo 8^)

Nice and clean design!

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#6 posted 03-13-2022 02:51 PM

yes, the color combos are great as is the handle – the tapered legs make this a winner

-- 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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#7 posted 03-13-2022 02:57 PM



Also a big fan of the color combo 8^)

Nice and clean design!

- splintergroup

Thank you !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 03-13-2022 02:58 PM



yes, the color combos are great as is the handle – the tapered legs make this a winner

- recycle1943

Thank you

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 03-13-2022 03:28 PM

Just beautiful! Love the combination of woods. What was the bottom made of?

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#10 posted 03-13-2022 03:39 PM



Just beautiful! Love the combination of woods. What was the bottom made of?

- SpartyOn

Thank you. The bottom is a mahogany veneered panel. The inside of the box bottom is lined in ivory colored velvet

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 03-13-2022 05:06 PM

Looks real good, I see my question was answered already, thought maybe the corner posts were splined:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#12 posted 03-13-2022 05:22 PM


Looks real good, I see my question was answered already, thought maybe the corner posts were splined:)

- Andre

Thank you

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#13 posted 03-13-2022 08:28 PM

Nicely done! Two beautiful wood that team up well.

-- Mac - Mountain, WI

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#14 posted 03-13-2022 08:50 PM



Nicely done! Two beautiful wood that team up well.

- CedarSavage

Thank you

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#15 posted 03-13-2022 09:23 PM

You nailed it.

Love the handle (Asian look to me) slanted legs, and combo of woods. My Mahagony is very red. Did you stain it?

Where did you order your velvet?

Well done

-- Petey

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