Book Box


I wanted to make a box to hold the photographic books I have made showing special occasions and holidays we have taken. Since the box was for books I designed the box to look like a book when finished. I used teak, fir. Spanish cedar and spalted maple in this project. I stained the veneer background and the lid and bottom of the box with Saman Cherry stain. I painted the sides with Delta metallic gold paint and while still wet scored the paint to make it look like pages. I kept with my Celtic themes for the marquetry – the Tree of Life.
Thank you for looking.


Wonderful idea and beautiful work and results.

Thank you Jim. it was a fun project – and a learning experience!



You fooled me! I thought it was really a book for which you made a wood cover. It’s really great!


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Rather unique I must say.


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