A wood box – Box 1

This was the first real nice box that I have created.  This was based on one piece of highly figured cherry.   I  am very critical of mixing wood species in a project.   For this project I choose quarter sawn cherry.   This way the highly figured wood would not fight with the consistent look of the quarter sawn wood.

This was also the first time I had built a box with mitered corners.  These were cut on the table saw and ended up perfect.

The hinges are really nice Brusso 95 degree hinges, so the top when open .

This was made as a solid box and then the top was cut off on the table saw.   You have to remember to account for the 1/8″ saw blade width.

I was very pleased with the construction and joinery.   The construction pictures tell the story in the comments.