Not sure of the exact size of this box. I believe it was about 14″wide x 7″deep x about 4″ tall. Pretty standard size for me. The top is a really nice piece of Maple Burl and the box is made from Claro Walnut. I spend a lot of time and effort picking out sharp looking pieces of wood. Probably the most fun I have during the whole project!
This type of box goes anywhere from $225 to $275.
As you can see, I like to use a lot of Walnut for the sides. Here in Oregon we have some beautiful Walnut available, so I get to take my time and pick through it for the most eye catching pieces. This box has a Bubinga lid. Another thing I should mention are the hinges used on all my boxes are Brusso 95 degree “stop” hinges. When the lid is opened these hinges hold it just slightly past straight up and down eliminating the need for any chains or bars on the side of the box. Truly the best hinge on the market.
Again, this is a box in the $225 to $275 range.
I have a friend just across the Columbia river in Washington that provides me with some beautiful wood at times. The lid on this Bubinga box is Box Elder. It’s difficult to find large pieces that will do a lid like this without knotholes and such. The red literally jumps out at you and finishes up nicely.
This box would sell for $275. Beautiful wood!