Sunday, May 1, 2016

Build A Keepsake/Recipe Box




Since Mother's Day is coming up, I decided to surprise my wife with this box. I knew she was wanting something along the lines of a recipe card box, so I designed this with that in mind. It can also double as a keepsake box as well.

I chose maple and mahogany for this, as I had some offcut pieces that were long enough to use, as well as some scrap pieces that I could get used up.

I chose to use dowels for the joinery, as I think it adds visual interest. As for the wood itself, normally I always stain mahogany, but my wife doesn't care for darker colors, preferring the look of natural wood. Since this will be hers and not mine, I chose to just give it a good sanding and a gloss coat of polyurethane.

I was going to put a knob on the lid, but chose instead to just leave it bare, as the lip of the box allows you to easily lift it off and get inside. Plus, I kind of liked the way it looked without it.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments, or join me over on my Facebook page (I check that more often than the comments here).

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