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A large keepsake box made from domestic Black Cherry (box sides) and Walnut (box top).  The top has inlaid brass and mother-of-pearl in a starfield/night sky effect - inlaid by hand.


I build the walls to a thickness of just over 1/4" to keep the box lightweight, and use a 3/4" block of Cherry hardwood for the top - leaving the mass intact to provide a suitable weight for the box.  Refined construction techniques are used, such as the Bloowood miter keys to provide durability to the box; this heirloom will last generations.  Last, the interior bottom is a prized birds-eye maple.


The box is finished with hand-rubbed shellac, a non-toxic technique that has been used in fine furniture construction for hundreds of years. Once hardened, the shellac is buffed to a gloss - the photos show this clearly.


This will be a treasured gift for some fortunate person and is perfect for house-warmings, birthdays, holidays, or just to surprise and show appreciation for dear friends.

Large Cherry Keepsake Box - "Starfield"

SKU: bx-l-c-107
  • 10" (l) x 6-3/4" (w) x 4-3/4" (h)

    Wall Thickness: 5/16"

    - Black Cherry sides and top

    - Mother of Pearl and Brass Inlay

    - Bloodwood Miter Keys

    -Birds-eye Maple bottom

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