Brookwood Box

comments (7) June 30th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

brookdalewoods brookdalewoods, member
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Piano Hinge placement creates a 92 degree opening lid accented by a personalized T-Bird emblem adding an additional 10 horse power to the box.
Hand made pulls and knobs designed to secure lid and all drawers via internal locking device. No extra protruding elements making it safe for travel.
Inset wooden side handles integrated in the frame and panel. Finger jointed corners.
Veneered and inlayed top. Solid perimeter.


Zebra wood with custom aluminum handles. Box lid latches internally and secures the drawers by a quarter turn on main knob.  Side handles are built into the frame to create a streamlined, no nonsense, bullet proof box.

Design or Plan used: My Own Design - The Steve Page

posted in: Reader's Gallery, box, arts and crafts, white oak, veneer, frame and panel, inlay

Comments (7)

Tymer Tymer writes: Great work! I look forward to seeing more of your designs.
Posted: 10:57 am on June 13th

Chance72 Chance72 writes: Nice, nice, nice !! I'm just a newbie in the woodworking world, but to me ,this is true craftmanship . Would love any advice you can give .
Posted: 11:26 pm on August 16th

Inboard Inboard writes: This box is great! how are the drawers supported inside the case with so little room? I would like to learn the technique. Thanks
Posted: 8:03 am on July 14th

brookdalewoods brookdalewoods writes: Thank you all for your gracious comments. The drawer fronts started with a one piece glue-up then diagonally cut on the table saw to create the curve. It was dado-ed to receive long handles and then sliced to size. No dovetails because it was just a "quickie" (ha ha 9 weekends) toolbox.
Posted: 8:52 pm on July 12th

blueberry1 blueberry1 writes: Excellent design, in particular I love the utility and aesthetics of the drawer pulls. Did you cove cut the drawer handle relief areas with a small blade on your table saw? Bandsaw and spindle sander? Drill press? They align beautifully however you did it!

I'd have liked to have seen half blind dovetails on the drawers, but that's my only constructive criticism. This design kicks ass!
Posted: 2:42 pm on July 10th

Jurgen01 Jurgen01 writes: This is a drop-dead terrific piece of work. It is a combination of beauty and utility that is hard to achieve. Every detail is spot on.

Thank you for your photographs. Great job!
Posted: 12:38 pm on July 5th

dave55 dave55 writes: I think of myself as a "tough crowd". But I gotta say I like this box!
Posted: 11:04 am on July 1st

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