american cherry, figured maple and black walnut

This heirloom quality piece originated out of a need for my wife to have somewhere for her to store her smaller sewing items in a singular location. It's a perfect way to store those items you're always hunting for when you need to make a quick fix...needles, thread, trim scissors, buttons etc. in an inconspicuous and attractive fashion. It would also be a perfect spot to store those smaller pieces of jewelry or keepsakes.

The box is approximately 8-1/2 inches long by 5 inches wide and 3 inches tall.

It's produced out of American Cherry, Figured Maple (often referred to as flame maple, tiger maple or fiddle back maple) and Black Walnut and is lined with a golden suede . It's been sanded to 400 grit and burnished with fine steel wool for a satin smooth feel. The finish is a mix of 3 coats of wiping varnish followed by 2 coats of wax, producing a finish that is durable and silky. The box features hand cut dovetails and is a truly hand made piece.

The top is held in place with a series of powerful rare earth magnets. One of the added benefits to this latch system is as a convenient pin/needle holder. Never worry about dropping that needle again.

As with all my pieces it is signed and numbered; this piece however is extra special as it is box number 13!

Available for purchase in the Watkins Wood Work store on Etsy.