Secrets to a Perfect Mitered Box
How to create a seamless grain match and gap-free joints
Synopsis: What’s so hard about making a mitered box? On the face of it, it seems an easy project. But if you want to turn out a beautiful small box, all the details have to be flawless. From the joinery and proportions to the wood’s color and grain, everything has to work together perfectly. This box succeeds for just that reason, and its designer, Matt Kenney, takes you through every step, from the mitered corners to the fitted lid.
It’s not hard to make a box, but it is difficult to make a beautiful one. Mistakes are hard to hide on such a small piece, and even the tiniest ones stand out more than on a larger piece of furniture. For a box to truly sing, every detail—from the proportions to the quality of the joinery, from the wood’s color to the pattern and size of its grain—must…