This large box is made from African Mahogany and Birdseye Maple. It's finished with several coats of satin Arm-R-Seal. My friend Ruby wanted a box for her paintbrushes. In exchange for the box, Ruby's making me a unique painting – sight unseen. Her only constraint is to include the Golden Gate Bridge in the painting.
I built this box for my good friend Dimitris. At one point it held a bottle of fine alcohol. The sides are maple and the top is an old piece of walnut that's been in my shop for a few years.
I've been fascinated with that piece of split walnut and I'm happy it finally made its way into a project. The maple butterfly spline provides integrity while celebrating the defect.
This is the first box I made after purchasing a new bandsaw. It's David Picciuto's Aurora design and I gave it to my Mom. The front and back are walnut and the center is baltic birch plywood. It's finished with high gloss Minwax polyurethane.