Mahogany Spice Box with String and Berry Inlay

comments (7) March 15th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

Sanjeev Sanjeev, member
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Closeup of Dovetailed Drawers
Closeup of Lock and Escutcheon
Front view showing inlay and ogee feet
View from above showing dovetailed case
Interior view with door opened
Closeup of Dovetailed Drawers - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Closeup of Dovetailed Drawers


I wanted to do a project to practice hand-cut dovetails. When I saw Steve Latta's spicebox (FWW #196) it looked like an ideal project with more than 100 dovetails. I enhanced the design with ogee feet as I wanted to try these feet. The project had plenty of other things it offered - hidden compartments, shop made moulding, tombstone door with mitered sticking and through mortise and tenons, mortised hinges and lock, string and berry inlay and much more. I used mahogany for the primary wood and poplar for the secondary wood with the center drawer of paduak. The inlay was made with holly, ebony and cocobolo. The finish was dye, oil, shellac and wax. The box is 12 1/4 in. deep by 16-1/2 in. wide by 21-5/16 in. tall.


Design or Plan used: Pennsylvania Spice Box with Line and Berry Inlay

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cabinet, box, period interpretation, dovetails, , tenons, mahogany, frame and panel, inlay, chest, chest of drawers, shellac, chippendale, poplar, oil, ebony, wax, beading, paduak, cocobolo, dye, holly, spice box


Comments (7)

river_fish river_fish writes: Awesome!
Posted: 8:50 pm on May 6th

RoanMountain RoanMountain writes: Outstanding sanjeev, I just got a bunch of cherry and walnut, I think this would be a fun project. What method did you use for the inlay? Thanks for sharing. RM
Posted: 8:37 am on May 9th

emachines emachines writes: Robert: Beautiful and beautifully done. The ogee feet are a
very large plus in my opinion. I, too, have some very wild-
figured walnut for this very project. . .and whatever Steve
comes up with next - just about the greatest guy you'll ever
meet. I wish every person, woodworker or not, could have
that privilege!
Posted: 2:14 pm on May 2nd

all__access all__access writes: Magnifique en un seul mot MAGNIFIQUE :-)
Posted: 8:38 am on September 21st

Diviner Diviner writes: Great job again. Nice photos.
Posted: 12:32 am on July 11th

snapperhead snapperhead writes: very nice work, it too is on my list to make. I have some special wood put aside for ths project.
Posted: 2:40 pm on June 22nd

GCAlexander GCAlexander writes: Beautiful. Well done.
Posted: 8:04 am on April 22nd

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