Hey Everyone! Happy New year!!
Things are picking up crazily already for me with project work. So, that means I'll have more posts but they're starting to stack up as I'll building a lot! All good things and I'll do my best to keep up to date.
I just noticed that my last post was #100!! There's going to be more to come. It's a cool feeling that out of all the posts, most of them are about separate projects. Super cool!
This project, I made for a really cool customer that knows my wife. I was commissioned to make a "Night Before Christmas Box." The box is used to pack all of the cool night-before-Christmas gifts you want to photograph your kids opening before Santa comes. My parents had the same tradition and I was stoked to build an heirloom box to allow another family to establish this tradition as well!
This box was built out of sapele hardwood with maple top and bottle panels that I hand carved the lettering in the lid with. The wood joinery is mitered corners with maple splines.
I LOVE the way the box finished off. The woodgrain is reflective on the light which really showcases the color of the wood. The contrast of the sapele with the maple is an excellent choice if I do say so myself. Can you tell I'm proud of this project?! I hope so. Anyway, here's photos of it.
my wife loved the idea so much that she had me build one for our daughter as well! Her Night before Christmas box was build using Baltic birch plywood. It has different details that I was experimenting with but unfortunately I ran out of time to finish all of the details I wanted to put into it. I suppose I have until next Christmas to finish it now eh? Haha
We had a great first Christmas with our daughter. I hope your holiday season was memorable like ours was.
Thanks so much for checking out and supporting my work! It's really awesome to build awesome projects for even more awesome people! 2016 is going to a busy year for me any this business. Thanks for following me!
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