Oops! ...... My first "Box on Stand"

Oops! ...... My first "Box on Stand"
Oops! ...... My first "Box on Stand"
Oops! ...... My first "Box on Stand"
Oops! ...... My first "Box on Stand"
Oops! ...... My first "Box on Stand"

A while back, when I was starting out with veneering, I went through a brief “box on stand” phase where I experimented with grain matching, hinge options, and some of my first marquetry. This one is an MDF box with Western Maple and Wenge legs and shop cut veneers in the same woods. The “marquetry” on this one was done with a router and a bushing set.

The story goes that it was to be a Maple piece with just a few dark accents but when I was dabbing on the dark veneer I accidentally knocked over the can and it just got all over everything. :-)

There are a couple more I may post.

Thanks for looking


The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.


The first time I saw it, I thought you spill paint on it on purpose…

OOPS has always been my favorite. I marveled at it every time I saw it and still do.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Also this time I envy your work. What a great chest.

I remember this one Paul and I liked it a lot when I first saw it and I still do. It’s not just original, but playful too, and I love the hinges, not just because they are wood but because they are so beautiful and greatly enhance the overall design. I hope you will continue to do some of these novelty pieces in the future as they are a welcome break from the conventional and also inspiring.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Beautiful Paul, outstanding work. Too bad about the accidental spillage ;).

Love the hinges. And the oops. :-)

Losing fingers since 1969

I love those door hinges. This is a very cool table

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

Love the design! This is a very unique, inspiring table!

Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Paul, this is not a box, it’s a masterpiece.
So inspirational.
Really, I find it beautiful in every way.
Best thoughts,

MaFe vintage architect and fanatical rhykenologist.

Very attractive Paul a more than cool design and masterful build.

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