I made this box out of wood taken from an early 1900's bookshelf that had been destroyed by the previous owner's dogs. After storing all of the pieces for fifteen years and telling myself that I would find a way to repair the piece I decided that it was just not possible to do it justice.
I decided to repurpose the wood.
So far I have made two boxes from this beautiful. One for each of my daughters. This recipe box has carved paper roses on it and an inscription on the back. It holds 3x5 recipe cards and has cards that match the pattern in the wood and included a few "secret family recipes" too.
I don't have a very well-equipped shop so the pieces were hand cut on a table saw and the edges shaped with a router. The feet were shaped on my belt sander. Gluing it together turned out to be one of the biggest challenges. Without the right tools it's hard to get everything cut square and aligned.
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- 05/21/2012 See more...