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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.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Recycled Wooden Box

Keepsake box using strips of solid hardwoods salvaged from one of the recycling outlets here in town. These were cut from scraps of flooring and trim taken from demolished houses. The lid is of red oak and the bottom panel of English oak, a very dark version of oak. The sides are a combination of English oak, quarter-sawn oak, spalted maple, and lyptus, which is a sustainable version of mahogany. A colorful combination of woods, hand-assembled, sanded, and finished with clear satin polyurethane. My plan is to fabricate more of these containers using small strips of different woods laminated together. I like the folk-art look of them, something like a patchwork quilt.

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