Mahogany/Flamed Birch candy box

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Project by matt garcia posted 06-27-2008 03:31 AM 3068 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well guys, here is the candy box I made for my favorite Aunt. It’s made from the last of a piece of flamed birch, and some beeswing figured Honduran Mahogany. Just a mitered corner box, with a raised panel flamed birch top. In the third photo is the piece of strangely figured Honduran Mahogany I was telling you guys about in the Ambrosia Maple candy box post. It looks like it’s melting. I wonder if anyone has ever seen figuring like this. I sure would like to know what it is called. I know someone out there in LumberJockland will know, and can tell me!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#1 posted 06-27-2008 03:45 AM


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#2 posted 06-27-2008 04:00 AM

I believe they call that “waterfall”; I have seen it in Bubinga before.

That sure is a beautiful box!

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#3 posted 06-27-2008 04:01 AM


This is a beautiful box. I really like the figure in the birch lid.

Well done.

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#4 posted 06-27-2008 04:24 AM

Nice box made from gorgeous wood. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 06-27-2008 04:48 AM

Another great piece Matt. There are many box addicts on this site so please never hold back on showing us your stuff.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 06-27-2008 04:59 AM

Flame Birch is so awesome ….it’s hard to find a nice flat piece around here though….the more figure , the more twisted it seems to be. Beautiful combination of woods !!! your Aunt will love it : ) I made a Lazy Susan out of a piece of Flame Birch that was originally about 8’ long and about 2” wide…everyone seems to love it :)
I wish I could see that piece of mystery wood in person …it looks gorgeous from here !

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#7 posted 06-27-2008 05:15 AM

Very nice, and that is one beautiful peace of wood.

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#8 posted 06-27-2008 05:16 AM

A very nice looking box. I heard wood identified as Pomella (or figured)

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#9 posted 06-27-2008 05:23 AM

Another really cool one. You’re my kind of box maker.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 06-27-2008 05:44 AM

Your favorite Aunt should be pleased Matt.

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#11 posted 06-27-2008 05:49 AM

Beautifully figured wood, nice looking box. Well done.

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#12 posted 06-27-2008 12:02 PM

Wow! Great looking box!

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#13 posted 06-27-2008 03:33 PM

Hi Matt;

A great display of workmanship!

Add that to a spectacular selection of lumber and you have yourself a winner.

I think the figure on the board is “confused”.


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#14 posted 06-27-2008 09:49 PM

Great choice of wood and design! I call the grain on that board “hard to drive a nail in”.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 07-02-2008 02:37 AM

HA HA!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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