repurposed box

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I acquired some maple flooring in various widths and lengths and planed the finish off and removed the flooring grooves on the bottom.   By the time that was accomplished I had some good looking hard maple lumber and decided it was time to use some.
A box was the only thing that came to mind and this is the result.  I inlayed a 1/4" strip of walnut in the body as well as in the maple lid.


I probably shouldn't have but I did use Curly Koa and some weird looking walnut in the construction.  The curly Koa is pretty obvious in the lid because it sparkles so well.



I framed the Koa with koa but deliberately turned the strips so that the curl was inside.
the bottom was a piece of walnut that had a crack that ran the entire length of an 8' plank.
I filled it with resin, resewed a 5/16" piece off and thru the drum sander.  The bigger piece will show up later.

I made the top a little different from the norm just because I wanted to try something.  It worked !
To orient the lid I made a couple curly Koa flats and glued them to the inside of the box.  The previous picture
shows the grooves in the lid to accept them and position the lid perfectly with no positioning necessary.


I guess I had better show the bottom and the leg set.

I did put a 1/8" round over on the lid and the legs just to soften the feel when taking the lid off.

15 Comments

Fine work Dick!
You are pushing the traditional walnut/maple with that added Koa! Makes for a real eye catcher!
Looks great! The koa is a nice accent.
excellent work.   like the box 

Ron

Nicely done.

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

Interesting box Dick, it has a lot going on. I'd love to have a cache of that Koa, it's pretty sweet. 
nice box Dick, woods work well together. i also like the way your securing the top, something different.

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 guys - I need to use more koa, it’s soooo nice
Pottz  -  pretty sure I couldn’t have managed that without my LS Positioner
Looks great Dick, nice use of recycled materials. That’s an interesting idea for securing the lid. How did you get the slats on the body aligned with the grooves in the lid?
Really pretty!  Great combination.  The lid alignment is a neat design feature.  
Nice work, Dick! The koa makes it pop for sure.

May you have the day you deserve!

Looks great Dick, nice use of recycled materials. That’s an interesting idea for securing the lid. How did you get the slats on the body aligned with the grooves in the lid?

I won't sugar coat it  -  for me, it was an sob.   I had to decide just how I wanted it, then measure and start the groove on the router table.  measure, route, measure, route   I'm totally happy with the fit. no wobble and I got it to fit so that there was no end play as well.   I torture myself on occasion just to keep my sanity in check
almost forgot  -  my digital calipers are one of my most used tools
GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

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Nice work , dick. I see I need to follow you here!!

Cheers, my friend, Jim

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

  • Nice work , dick. I see I need to follow you here!!
    Cheers, my friend, Jim
Thanks Jim -  I should have taken some progress pics but who wants to look at the seat of my pants, ‘cause that’s how it was built.  I didn’t even have a penciled drawing to look at.
Looks great, not seen that method for aligning the lid before.