Set of three boxes

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Project by Andreas posted 05-25-2012 04:57 PM 2495 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This set of three matching boxes is made from red oak and birdseye maple. The phoenix carving was done for me by my neighbour with his cnc router.

All three boxes have BLO & Poly finish. I stained the oak on the small box, but I didn’t want the stain to bleed into the maple dovetail splines so I applied shellac to the dovetails to prevent the stain from penetrating.

The interior is lined with velvet on foam backing. Two boxes have black velvet and one has red.

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#1 posted 05-25-2012 06:13 PM

Nicely done. The dual wood lids are very interesting.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 05-26-2012 02:30 AM

Handsome boxes Andreas. Thoughtful design, eye-catching and useful. Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 05-26-2012 02:45 AM

Terrfic boxes. Could you expand a bit on how you did the velvet foam feature? Where and what adhesive ddyou use? thanks. Woodsong

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#4 posted 05-26-2012 12:18 PM

Attractive boxes. Lovely merger of woods on the lid treatment. Nicely done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 05-26-2012 12:22 PM

The velvet lining was done with five separate pieces (four sides and one bottom) which are all removable. I used 1/8” flexible foam that I found at a craft store. I applied spray adhesive on the back side of the foam and wrapped the velvet around it so that the foam was completely covered with the fabric. I did not put any adhesive on the front side of the foam or else the fabric would look rigid and lose the soft feel.

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