It’s been a while since I played with mitered boxes, and I had never made one with splined miters before, so I thought a small one made from a chunk of walnut would be an appropriate project to practice on.
The sides and bottom were cut from a single piece of reclaimed black walnut. I arranged the sides so the wood grain would look continuous all the way around. The small spline details were cut from poplar for contrast.
I poked around the dark recesses of my workshop for a long while before stumbling across this piece of smoky looking walnut I used for the removable lid. The edges and corners were rounded over extensively to soften its appearance, for a pillow-like effect.
Once complete, the box was sealed with a clear epoxy finish. It’ll hold about 30 bags of tea, or whatever you think it ought to hold.
This photo was in Flickr’s Explore on April 22, with its highest rank at #195.
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