Cherry Tea Box

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Project by WoodHoppa posted 04-08-2013 01:54 AM 1445 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple cherry box with a set of walnut dividers. Simple glued miters at the corners, no splines. FYI I did a mock up of the joint before I made the box and even with just glue alone it is very strong (for a box). I wanted to check since the client wanted simple corners. Hinges are the only hardware. There is a simple finger indent to lift the top.

I made a captive top and sawed it off so the grain matches. It is a bookmathced panel, top and bottom. I had a laser engraver do the quote on the top. 4 coats of wet sanded poly (sanding the poly while wet and then wiping off).

-- Mike Harman, WoodHoppa

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 02:12 AM

Love the cherry and the script looks very elegant. Nice work.

-- It's very common for people to separate things they do from the things they need. - Jogge Sundqvist

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 02:21 AM

Nice looking box. Simple elegance.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 03:01 AM

There are a lot of fancy boxes on this forum, but I have a tendency to like the simpler ones better. This is one of them.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#4 posted 04-10-2013 05:00 PM

A beautiful box, simple build but has really clean lines. The engravings added a nice touch to it. Well done!

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