Boxmakers Who Think Outside the Box
Looking to expand your vision of what a box oughta be? Then check out Boxes and Their Makers, an exhibit opening Sept. 11 at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine.
This dazzling display will highlight the work of 34 woodworkers from all over the world who have redefined the basic box. The boxes will be on display until Nov. 25, 2009. If you’re unable to visit in person, you’ll be able to check out a few of the boxes online. The Messler Gallery is part of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.
For some immediate gratification, browse more than 350 creative box designs featured in FineWoodworking.com’s Build Outside the Box photo gallery contest.
"Lava" by Andrew Crawford, 2008. Materials: birch plywood, oak, dyed veneer, amboyna veneer, and ebony.
"Hat in a Box" by Steven Kennard, 2005. Materials: snakewood, African blackwood.
"As the World Turns and the Seasons Spin" by Jacques Vesery, 2009. Materials: swiss pear, white oak, fossil mammoth ivory, acrylics and metal leaf.