This all started with my usual approach, an experiment. This time it was laser cut veneer for a simple flower pattern. I was trying to get my laser settings correct so all the bits fit tightly together. It is much better this time. I made a basically 10"x 10" plywood panel with my experiment on the front and a burl flitch on the back.
The burl is walnut, grey dyed maple for the corner squares, zebra wood/grey maple banding for the inner frame. The flower has a bloodwood center, yellow heart petals and my green dyed curly english sycamore experiment for the leaves.
This was earlier this year and the panel has been begging to be put into a project. Simple box? well yes in concept but I couldn't settle for just plain.
Cherry body with lock miter corners:
Some stubby legs (wish I had put more thought into these): Cherry molding for the top.
The box was assembled with the bottom rabbeted in and the panel inset into a groove. Then the top was lopped off with a perimeter saw cut.
Inside liner to give the box a sealing lip and two trays for small whatevers.
The inner lip was beveled with an Xacto mini plain I've had forever and forgot about: Thanks for dropping by!