Tea Caddy


Hand cut curly maple dovetailed tea caddy with a diamond inlay banding on the lid. Dyed the curly maple with a early American maple dye then sanded down, and finished with a reddish brown dye. The finish I used is waterlox original finish.


Wow! You certainly got that grain to pop! Thanks for giving us the details of how you did it. Very nice!


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

Well now, that’s very nice! That grain looks good, and I know how much nicer it looks in real life!

Beautiful! Awesome grain and inlay.

Excellent choice of Beautiful wood, great workmanship. Job well done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

Fantastic box cool desigh and build.

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Very will done.
Who’s dye did you use, was it a powder or liquid dry?
I really would like to duplicate it on some of my work.
Thank you for sharing!