Basket Weave Box


Several weeks ago I completed a knock down bottle jack veneer press and a parquetry guillotine.

So I decided to put them to use and make a couple more basket weave boxes. The boxes are made from cherry and walnut veneers over a 1/2” plywood core. They are trimmed along the edges with cherry and walnut strips.

The basket weave is made from cherry and black veneer with a black border.

The interior of the lids and bottoms are veneered with other light coloured veneers that were included in my “pizza box of veneers” from Lee Valley.

Both include a small interior tray.

Each box measures 10 3/4” x 8” x 5”. They are finished with a shellac, rubbed down and then waxed.

Very cool. Looks complicated to do. Great work!

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Very nice.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Beautiful boxes, well done.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Great looking boxes. I’ve never done veneer work but looks challenging.


excellent work,this look wonderful

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Wow! Very impressive!

Keith "Shin" Schindler