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Boise, Idaho, United States
Handcrafted woodwork designed for use in storage and display. Boxes, cabinets, display cases and shadowboxes to provide safe environments for collectibles and to help keep special items close at hand. Perfect for small places needing to combine style & storage. Everything listed on my site is completely handmade by me in my shop from scratch. I use mostly recycled & reclaimed wood for my creations and focus on domestic woods and avoid any endangered exotic woods. Please contact me via email (jmcraftworks@gmail.com) for a custom order and I’d be happy to help with an original design for a special one-of-a-kind handcrafted item, a custom ring box, coin display case & mount, or a keepsake box.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Collaboration - Wood & Glass

Just finished a set of boxes for a local glass artist. The lids are designed to work as a frame and to house her glasswork, and are cut with mitered corners and a 3/16" deep recess in the center to inset the glass panel. You can see her beautiful artwork at: wildideasglass.com

The boxes are constructed of oak, walnut & maple, with pieces selected for interesting grain patterns & colors, and each will have a glass panel inset in the lid. Each box is hand-built and assembled with staggered box joints, then finished with a clear satin water-based polyurethane.

As you can see from the three finished examples at the top, her glass-work is very beautiful and each is cut to fit precisely within the frame of the lid. Each collage is backed by an opaque layer of glass and is bonded to the wood.