The London Box

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Project by enurdat1 posted 04-09-2012 07:31 AM 1419 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut, Wenge, and Butternut dresser box. Flocked interior, leather based.

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#1 posted 04-09-2012 09:48 AM

Your box presents several really nice ideas. I like the accent wood at the lid joint and the bottom joint. The accent at the step down for the hing adds another nice design element. You have a good eye for wood and putting the knot at the front is a nice touch. A carved tray is a good concept, though I would consider having it as a “lift out” on the inside so you could open the box without “dumping” it. Still it is useful and practical to put it as a top and you certainly can reach the stuff in it easily. You might consider investing in a tray bit to give a rounded bottom to the tray.

What made you choose to hinge this box on the end instead of the back? Is the bottom carved from a solid piece?

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#2 posted 04-09-2012 12:54 PM

Nice work!! Welcome to LJ’s.

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 01:15 AM

That is a very unique design and I think you succeeded here.

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 06:13 AM

Boxguy, thanks. The decision to hinge it on the end came from my inability to decide if I liked the face with the knot better than the opposite one. By placing the hinge on the end, either face is usable as a front. The top and bottom are both carved from single pieces. I like the finished look a tray bit gives, but prefer to leave some signs of hand work on the finished box.
workerinwood, Thanks
@gfadvm, Thank you, I try to do something different.

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#5 posted 04-10-2012 12:45 PM

That is the coolest box ever! Very awesome, indeed! And, yeah, Welcome to LJ’s. :)

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