Boxes for Kleenex

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Wife wanted some decorative covers for Kleenex boxes. One is plain old red oak, the other is teak and sycamore (given to me by Phil) and African ebony. I'm digging the figure in the sycamore. Coated with Helmsman teak oil. Having a router mounted at the end of my SawStop PCS has been really handy. I got a lift with it when I bought it all last year. 

ETA- that teak was ostensibly part of a pier post. It had a hole in it and a split. 6" X 6" by about 30". By the time I got done slabbing it out, there was enough to make the sides of the box, with some leftovers.

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

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love the second one DK.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Thanks, I like it, too. I need to get better with the camera.

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

Looks quality Steven!
I'm down with #2 as well, the ebony/sycamore is eye-catching.

Both have nice clean lines, should easily grace any table.
Thanks! That sycamore was a small piece that I had to resaw and glue together. The ebony hides a goof made during production. 🤫

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

I think they are both very nice.  Is one end open to get the tissue box inside?
Or does it fit over the top of the box?

David

D/L

I really like the sycamore and ebony combo.  Striking figure.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

adot45, the bottom is open. The boxes are made so that they slide over the tissue box with enough friction that the tissue box doesn't fall out- a design request from the wife.

gdaveg, yes, I love the figure of sycamore. Can't say much for the smell when machining it, though. Maybe that was from some minor spalting, but I haven't experienced any allergic reaction (though I am allergic to molds). That may be because I'm taking a course of steroids for a different issue, though.

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

They both look very nice. I do like the Sycamore and Ebony, a great combination. Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

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They both look very nice. I do like the Sycamore and Ebony, a great combination. Well done.

Thanks! I'll be honest- I was riffing off of one of Pottz's box trades. He obviously used different woods, but I took a cue from that nonetheless. I am considering a base like he did, but I'm probably going to move on.

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

We are here to share our ideas, I have taken some and ran with them. 

I still need to tray a few of the tissue covers one day.

Main Street to the Mountains

Nice quality for functional items. No.2 has it for me.
Thanks!

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

 
adot45, the bottom is open. The boxes are made so that they slide over the tissue box with enough friction that the tissue box doesn't fall out- a design request from the wife. 

Thank You for answering my question.  I think their both really nice.

David

Like them both, maybe No 2 has the edge.   Both well done good looking.

Ron

Nice work , Steve. I love the grain in sycamore!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Thanks, Ron and Jim. I recall that I may have a piece of inlay that I could apply to the red oak box to doll it up. It is rather plain.

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer