Bespoke Keepsake Box

  • This custom piece was to mark a special event in the life of a young man
  • The entire piece is made from solid wood, a beautiful amalgamation of Ash and Walnut
  • It has three sections, the drawer to hold those personal items
  • The initials of the young man are handles for the gull-wing doors that open up to another concealed compartment, the concealed ‘Soss’ hinges offer little clue as to what lies inside until opened and
  • It has been finished off with a beautiful top shelf with a brass clock insert
  • Drawer assembled with ‘through dovetails’, and the plywood veneered base sits into a groove around the base
  • The drawer front is assembled using ‘tongue and groove joints’, and a few tricks of the trade to mix both woods beautifully
  • The gull-wing doors are assembled using ‘tongue and groove joints’ and are mounted on a frame which displays the beauty of ‘through finger joints’
  • The top shelf is a perfect example of how combining the beauty of ‘Sapwood’ and ‘Heartwood’, shows the contrasting colours of both parts of the same tree
  • Brass fittings have been used enhance the beauty of this piece
  • This piece has been finished with two coats of sealer, followed by two coats of PC Lacquer (Satin) to ensure a long lasting beautiful finish
  • Overall dimensions of this piece are
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