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Forum topic by Ironwoodsage posted 06-26-2018 01:42 AM 283 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2018 01:42 AM

I have decided to build a new silver flatware chest for my wife. ....probably for Christmas ‘18. I have searched high and low for ideas beyond the “norm” stuff you see for sale in stores. Also many decorative box designs in books/ magazines don’t seem easily convertible to my need. Many boxes have waaay too much foo foo ornamentation for display in a kitchen setting, which is where my wife’s existing chest resides. Definitely there are not many keepsake like silverware boxes out there….or at least that I can see.

So, I turn to all of you. What I am hopeful of, I guess is some photographic examples with at least some basic description. Yes, I want to see examples that can be used as building blocks to design something new, different and elegant.

My wife’s existing box is an up-cycled antique sewing thread display box. Interesting, but old and too small (22” W x 14.5” D and 7” H, with two drawers) . What I have in mind is at least that big, minimalist in design (not a bunch knobs, inlay, applique, external hinges or other foo foo). Sits flat on its bottom (no legs). The beauty comes from the the wood, simplistic but elegant, minimalist lines, and effort in artful, original design.

I am a brand new member of Lumberjocks…like this is my first entry…so hopeful that I have this entry in the right place, and also hopeful of great exchanges with existing members.

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#1 posted 06-26-2018 02:54 PM

I use Google (click on “images” and also Pinterest to get design ideas.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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