Maple and Wenge Box

Kylie (Mon PM TG) – 

I made this small box for my mum for last xmas. I’m positive she appreciates it, but I think the focus on design was lost on other members of my family, after my brother’s comment “what’s in the box” and my dad’s comment “the handle is too small to use” (he’s right though).

It is made from Maple and Wenge and finished with danish oil. I made the Maple box first and then wrapped and glued the Wenge around it. Despite the size of this project I still had plenty to learn, with grain matching all round and precision work so that the lid can be twisted and still fit (phew, it worked).