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Project by Joshuah posted 08-06-2011 12:33 AM 2113 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister and brother-in-law wanted a box so they could keep cards on their coffee table (obviously more ritzy than I, because I still store them in the open…haha).
So anyways this is what I came up with. It is made with Australian Cyprus and zebra wood.
It was a fun and easy project, thanks for taking a look.

-- -Joshuah

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#1 posted 08-06-2011 01:17 AM

Love the wood choice. Wonderful job.

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#2 posted 08-06-2011 01:23 AM

Good way to make use of some of those little pieces. Great gift idea!

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#3 posted 08-06-2011 06:35 AM

Great idea! Are those called double rabbited joints?

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#4 posted 08-06-2011 11:18 AM

James, a book I was looking at the other day called those corner joints a double rebate joint. But since a rebate and a rabbet are the same thing, a double rabbet it is.

I’ve just recently done a box with double rabbet joints (nearly complete an ready to post) and they work quite nicely. If accurate, it is very easy to het the box square.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#5 posted 08-06-2011 11:06 PM

I like your wood choice for this. Nice job on the joints. What about maybe putting a depression or cutout in the middle divider so it’s easier to get the cards out without having to tip the box?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 08-06-2011 11:55 PM

Thanks on the wood choice. I am finding that I really like to work with Cyprus (and zebra wood is an obvious favorite!)

Tootles… Yeah, I believe that you are right. I hadn’t thought of them as double rabbets, though i guess they are. And yes, they squared up the box real easy, but they had to be right on.

Jonathan… That would be a good idea for the next time that I make one. I did plan on having them this tight, but a little depression will work perfect.

-- -Joshuah

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#7 posted 08-07-2011 05:40 PM

Absolutely beautiful wood and great job on the execution.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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