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I made this accessory box for my wife by slicing 1/4 inch strips from a piece of Poplar and then gluing them together, edge to edge. I lined the inside with felt, tucking the edges into a groove for neatness. A lot of people do not like poplar, but I do not know why. Seems nice to me. I finished the box with oil, except the bottom which I painted black with acrylic paint. Some of the black paint got into the oil, giving it an aged effect. A lucky coincidence.

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Nice box. I like the banding around the bottom.
 

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Very nice. I bet she really liked it. I too use a lot of poplar. Some is just plain but sometimes you can find some with some really beautiful grain patterns. Like this!
 

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It is amazing all the colors that can be found in poplar. A lot of it has a greenish cast, but I have seen pieces as white as maple and as black as ebony.
 
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