Large Keepsake Box
Bleached ash and padauk large keepsake box L-1
11-3/8" x 9-3/16" x 3-3/8"
10-3/4"? x 8-1/2" x 2-1/2"
Bleached ash, Padauk with Cocobolo accents
Solid brass hinges
Burgundy ultrasuede botton liner
This series of boxes was a challenge because I wanted to make a large box that is thin-sided and lightweight.
The sides are only 1/4" thick as it is the top which is set in a 1/2" frame.
Like most of my boxes the top is flush fitting to give it a smooth, clean look.
Ash ages to a yellowish color, so I bleached it which makes it look rather limed oak.
The clear satin acrylic finish does not yellow, so that it will maintain the whiteness over time.
The underside of the top and the bottom are dyed black to provide good contrast.
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