Here’s a catch up post for the progress on the Walnut and Padauk box. The lid has been cut off of the six sided cube. That is always a time of great anticipation because you haven’t seen the inside since you glued the entire box together. *whew* All went well and even the Shop Supervisor was pleased. She’s quite the task master!
On the front of the box, we installed two lifts made from a thin piece of Padauk sandwiched between two pieces of Walnut. There are two magnets installed to help keep the lid secure until the owner wants to get inside the box.
The Walnut hinges were finished and installed.
For the box’s feet, we glued up two staggered layers of Walnut and one layer of our accent wood, Padauk. This give the feet a bit of a stair step effect. Once the lamination was completely dry, we cut and mitered several pieces to make the feet. You will see the pictures below of those being glued onto the box bottom.
In the pictures below, you will see the first of many coats of hand rubbed semi-gloss polyurethane. Once the poly is cured, we will put a padded & upholstered floor inside to complete this box. I never get tired of seeing how the wood comes alive when the finish is added. The Walnut looks a little boring until that poly goes on. Then we see the surprise God put in the tree!