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Project by Marcos posted 11-27-2012 09:53 PM 1228 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a mini file cabinet style box I made to enter into the O.C. Fair Woodworking competition. It is made from Cocobolo, birds-eye maple for the drawer fronts, and Spanish cedar for the drawers. Although the drawers look uneven in the pictures, I assure you, they are straight and aligned! Anyways, it felt pretty amazing to see my piece behind glass amidst so many amazing works. Next year I’ll be entering a Maloof style rocker, so I hope to do a bit better than this year. I had a tough time with the finish, as being such an oily wood, the Danish oild on the Cococbolo wouldn’t dry…even after a month! I had to go back and resand, then finish with a simple spray laquer. I should have put down a layer of shellac first, but the lesson was worth the frustration. My wife now uses it to house different dry spices and dry peppers. Thanks for looking and I hope you like it!

-- Marcos, California

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 09:58 PM

Wow Marcos this is so beautiful , spectacular wood and great workmanship.


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#2 posted 11-27-2012 10:07 PM

nice box. and nice experience all together. I like cocobolo. has a very rich mix of tones in it.

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 01:50 AM

Thank you!

-- Marcos, California

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 03:09 AM

Awesome use of color

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#5 posted 11-28-2012 07:04 PM

I love the wood choices. I’ve worked with both and used both together. Spectacular project.

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