Elegant Veneered Boxes
Veneer creates striking patterns, yet construction is straightforward
Synopsis: Seth Janofsky’s veneered box is relatively simple in design, but the figured maple parquet veneer makes it especially striking. The box itself is built with tongue-and-groove joinery. Both the box and veneer can be made on the tablesaw. Janofsky gives step by step instructions for cutting the maple squares, piecing them together, and cutting the veneer strips. Then he takes readers through the process of applying the veneer to the box and binding it with oak strips. A companion Master Class gives directions for a second box, which features an intricate pattern of cut-out leaves.
When I have a bit of time to work on a special project, I like to make a beautiful box. It’s manageably small yet involves a fair amount of interesting detail work. One of my favorite designs is covered in a parquet of figuredmaple squares.
I originally made boxes like these for…