Curly Maple and Walnut Box

January 29, 2016

I purchased a locket and gem for my wife.  The locket will hold a picture of our son and the ruby signifies his birth month.  I, of course, had to make something a little nicer to hold the jewelry so I came up with this simple box.  The body is made from curly silver maple, the bottom and corner details are made from black walnut, and the top is made from claro walnut.

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  • Michael Esposito says:

    I don’t know how to upload a picture of my box so i’ll go to your FB page or website, no this is the website page, Duh

    • lol! the box turned out beautifully!

      • Michael Esposito says:

        Thanks Matt, the more I do the more I learn the better my confidence is.

      • We have that in common

  • Eldon Wegscheid says:

    Looks nice. The corner accents add a good depth dimension to the box.

    • Thank you Eldon!

  • Michael Esposito says:

    Matt, can you post the other dimensions of the sides,bottom and top? When you cut out the outside corners of the box did you use a straight but and just made a cut that way?

    • Sides: 3 11/16″ x 1 5/16″; Bottom: 3 11/16″ square; Top: 3 15/16″ square. The corners were cut with a straight bit (I used a 1/2″ spiral bit) 1/16″ square

  • Michael Esposito says:

    how thin did you mill the sides and the top, I guess the bottom is the same thickness as the sides?

    • The sides came out to around 5/32″, the bottom is 1/16″, and the top is 5/16″ rabbetted to leave a 1/8″ lip at the very top.

  • Santiago Morales Jr says:

    They came out really nice.