That ol’ chestnut

I have just finished my latest project, a box from a very old chestnut tree which fell on one of my clients properties.

chestnut box

I made the hinges myself out of some sheet brass I bought online. The box itself is quite wonky so I didn’t want to use machine-made hinges. The hinges are riveted onto holly which is a denser wood than the chestnut.

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The banded woods are holly (light) and mahogany (I think …. it’s reused from an old wardrobe door).

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My next project is on the bench already. I have some silver birch which was cut a couple of years ago which I’m planning on making into another small table with inlays.

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It’ll be a long time till that’s finished, but I have some smaller projects on the go that I’ll show when they’re done.

Hugs

Soror
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