Ever since I saw the movie "Nights in Rodanthe" I've wanted to make a wooden box.
Well, here is my first attempt at wood working.
I AM HOOKED! I love it!
For this box I used four types of wood, mahogany, oak, purple heart and poplar. This project required major power tools. Very intimidating! However, with the help of my good friend Tony, I was able to overcome my fear and very carefully proceed. The box measures 4 1/2" X 6 1/2" and is 3 1/4" deep.
The bottom panel is poplar and the sides are oak. Bottom and side panels were cut to size and glued together, using a standard wood glue. The top panel was made by cutting strips of purple heart and poplar that measured 1" X 1/8". Then we cut strips of oak that measured 1/4" by 1", and mahogany strips that measured 1" X 3/4". These strips were glued together to create the pattern. They were held together with a clamp until completely dried. I chose to wait 24 hours for the drying time. The top was then cut to fit snugly on the box.
What a beautiful box in which to hold all my hopes and dreams, or loose change. Whatever!