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This keeper style box was made of Ontario White pine. The
moldings were custom made to suit the size and style of the box. The lid panel
floats in a mitred frame to allow for wood expansion.
view of the Traditional Box with Lid open.
The finishing is "distressed" style to emulate antique or
heritage style of wood working found in furniture made in the colonial style of
Upper Canada woodworking. Stain and wipe on polyurethane top coat were used to
simulate the "varnish" style of this period - rather than cope with the
extended drying times of traditional varnishes.
- Rather than a loose lid, any newer versions of this box
will be made with blind hinge pins.
- Also, I will add decorative carving elements for interest
- depending on what is wanted. Another improvement might be "carrying handles"
for the end panels to give it a chest appearance.
- Last, harder woods will be used in any new versions -
Ontario grown White Pine is too soft to hold the sharp edge details well.