These boxes are created by ripping 4/4 or 6/4 stock to one half thickness. The 2 panels are then cut with mitred corners to make a box that has the illusion of grain that wraps contiunously around it.
Recipe / Jewelry Box
This was made as a gift. It is sized to hold 3x5 recipe cards. Alternatively, it could be used as a jewelry box.
The top and bottom are cherry. The sides are birds-eye maple. The bottom molding is Ipe.
The sides are resawn and then flipped and mitered. This provides a perfect greain "wrap" that is continuous all the way around the box.
The finish is Tried and True Varnish oil and dewaxed blonde shellac.
Another recipe box
Top is birds-eye mapel. Sides are cherry. The sides are resawn and book matched for a continuous grain pattern around the box.
This is sized for 4x6" cards.
The finish is boiled linseed oil and pale blonde shellac.
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