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Mahogany/Box Elder burl - lidded box

Mahogany/Box Elder burl - lidded box

Today I took a piece of mahogany that I picked up 6 years ago ........this was a laminated piece out of boards [I think they were cutoffs from a furniture factory that made bed posts] I have been wanting to do something useful with this for a while, and this box series I am doing seemed a good place for this piece of scrap.

I originally was going to do a flat box, but with the discovery of a box elder burl I forgot I had stashed away, I decided to make a similar one to the spalted maple/walnut that I made a few days ago........I think the proportions on this lid are better.......see what you think! It is 4-5/16 wide at the base and 4.25 tall.

I think the box elder burl lid is nicer than the walnut lid, and the contrast is good with the lighter lid and darker box on this one.
I agree with all of your thinking on this one Roger. The colors in the burl compliment the color of the mahogany. Very nice.

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