Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cherry Boxes

These are my latest boxes. Above, a carved box in the style found in 17th century New England. Below, nesting Shaker oval boxes. All of these boxes are made of cherry.


John September 1, 2012 at 11:26 PM  

Very cool. Are those copper rivets on the nesting boxes? I love the one with Mariana studying the carving.

Theodore Scott September 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM  

John, they are copper tacks. Traditionally, the swallowtails are fastened with copper tacks and the top and bottom are pinned with wooden pegs. I used copper tacks around the top and bottom instead of the wooden pegs.

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