Art Deco Themed Box

At least it might be art deco-ish?

I have a fair amount of build process photos I'll post as a separate blog, too much to cram into a project post.


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:

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Absolutely great.    Wonderful work.    Lots of detail and a very eye catching box.      


Looks like you have that laser figured out. Very attractive jewelry box, and interesting design.

.................. John D....................

Excellent work Splint!!!


Some fine work there splint
That is a real nice looking box.

"Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

Really nice Splint! The veneer is beautiful. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

damn that is sweet !!!! nice work my friend.

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

Beautiful box Splinter! Lots of well thought out details.
Beautiful Box! I love the Art Deco style!

Dennis Zongker

Nice! Looks like that laser is dialed in!

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

Gorgeous box, excellent craftsmanship 

Life’s Good, Enjoy Each New Day’s Blessings

Splint, that’s absolutely gorgeous. Perfection!
Very nice box. The Xacto razor plane is a find for small work.  The tray was well done, I find myself just wanting to get the project done about tray time.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

Thank you Dan! 🙂

Dave, I'm the same way. Usually don't make many trays due to the box being "finished" and making trays is often more work than the box.

There also is the "mistakes". I had to make three extra runs of 1/4 cherry (resaw, sand, cut, rabbet the bottoms, etc.) because I kept screwing up.
A beautiful box Splinter, the top is very attractive, and the interior is over the top. A well constructed box indeed. Always nice when you can use Cherry in a project, it mills great.

Main Street to the Mountains

A fine looking box, Splint! 

May you have the day you deserve!

Beautiful box, Bruce and great workmanship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

I like your well detailed box! it's always perfect as well. very beautiful:)

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