Tea Box


Blue Stain Pine and Myrtlewood

February 2012


This is just a little something I threw together.


This project is really a very simple little box.  The "cool factor" (in my opinion, at least) is in the material it's made from.  It started from some slabs of "blue stained" pine that I sawed out of a tree that died in our yard in 2008.  I have some full sized boards from it that were sawn on a co-worker's portable mill (CLICK HERE for a blog post on that, if interested)  This was the end of the log that was too small to take to the big mill so I cut them out on my bandsaw in the shop.  They've been air drying on a top shelf in the shop ever since. 

Have I mentioned I think it's cool to build something from wood from our place?

I decided to make the lid from a pretty little piece of myrtlewood I acquired on good ol' eBay...

I banded the lid with pine and simple miters.  It fought me a bit going together but, with enough clamps, I WON!!!....

As mentioned, just a simple mitered box with slots for dividers...

First glimpse at what it's going to look like...

Love the colors in the myrtlewood...

Coat of stain...

...and satin Armorseal...

The finished product...

 


Woodgrain for page background  - Eastern Red Cedar

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