Updated: 05/31/2007 09:46 AM EST
I made this
silverware box for my cousin who drove me to my guitar lesson on a
very rainy day when I was 9 years old. That was 42 years ago.
He was on Navy leave visiting our family at the time.
The lid is Pomelle
Sapelle (darker wood) with a border of birds eye maple which is
the lighter colored wood. The bottom is quarter sawn
sycamore. The silverware inset was purchased from Rockler.
The lid has ten coats of finished which is hand rubbed. The rub
out took about 4 hours to complete. The bottom has five
coats of finish and is hand rubbed.
The center of the top is Carpathian Elm,
the black band is French dyed veneer and the trim is Linden hard maple.
The legs are Myrtle wood (very rare) with Wenge (Africa) black tips. The
stretcher/frame is spalted maple.